NORTH Wales Fire and Rescue has revealed the full extent of the significant damage done to two properties following a fire in Pwllglas, near Ruthin, yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters from Corwen, Ruthin, Mold, Denbigh and Wrexham were called to the scene at 4.14pm.

Confirming the damage done by the blaze, a North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "The fire caused 100% fire damage to the roof and first floor of one of the properties, as well as 100% water and smoke damage to ground floor

"The fire also caused 100% fire damage to a shed at the rear of the second property, 10% fire damage to the external fittings of the house and 20% smoke damage to the ground floor of the property.

"Crews used six sets of breathing apparatus, four hose reel jets, one main jet, a thermal imaging camera and a 9metre and extension ladders to tackle the fire.

"The cause of the fire is unknown but is thought to have spread from the rear garden of the first property."

North Wales Police were also at the scene of the fire, which came to a halt at around 10pm.

At the time of the fire, a police spokesman added: “We were called at 4.33pm by colleagues from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service to assist in the Tan Y Bryn area of Pwllglas, where two houses were on fire.

"Officers are in attendance, and the matter is being dealt with by the fire service.”