Firefighters are in attendance at a large barn fire in Llanrhydd, Ruthin where hay bales have caught fire. 

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the incident on social media on Friday, August 5, where they explained that crews were expected to remain at the scene overnight.

Last night, a spokesperson said: "We are currently in attendance to a large barn fire in the Llanrhydd area of Ruthin, where approximately 300 bales of hay have caught fire.

"Four appliances were called to the scene shortly before 5.50pm today, and crews are expected to be in attendance overnight.

"We are asking people to avoid the area while crews tackle the blaze.

"Thank you for your assistance."

A spokesperson for North Wales Police said: "Our colleagues at North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are currently tackling a large fire in the Ruthin area.

"People are advised to avoid the area while crews tackle the blaze."

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that as of 10.50 am Saturday, August 6 one crew is still in attendance at the scene, and although operations have been scaled back the extent of the damage is still unknown.

UPDATE: The case has now been closed and the cause of the fire was found to be "spontaneous combustion". A total of 380 hay bales were affected, as well as parts of the roof of the barn however there was no threat to any human or animal life. 


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