ONE person was taken to hospital following a large fire at a chemical plant in Flintshire.

As of 8pm on Tuesday, firefighters remain at the scene of the incident at the Synthite factory on Denbigh Road in Mold.

They have been supported by emergency service colleagues from North Wales Police and Welsh Ambulance Service, and partners from Local Authority, Public Health Wales and Natural Resources Wales.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has said one person has been transported to hospital with minor injuries.

A spokesperson said: "Whilst the fire is now considered to be under control, it is expected that crews will remain at the scene for a number of hours damping down the fire.

"Anyone in the area still affected by smoke should keep their doors and windows closed and switch off any air conditioning.

"Drivers who have to travel through smoke should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep air vents closed.

"A multi-agency response is working to bring the incident to a safe conclusion, and roads in the area will remain closed until it is safe to reopen them."