Village Bakery fire update: damping down flames continues

Fire crews are continuing to dampen down after a large fire badly damaged the Village Bakery factory in Wrexham.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to the Village Bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate, just after 08:40am yesterday.

The fire - which we now know started in the production area of the building - was brought under control by early yesterday afternoon.

Four engines and two aerial ladder platforms were still at the incident at the time of writing.

In a statement, the bakery said its staff were safe and thanked emergency crews for their quick response.

Bakery director Robin Jones said: “This is a very difficult day in the history of the Village Bakery, but we will bounce back and be stronger than ever thanks to the fantastic team working here.

“We are grateful to the fire service for their prompt response this morning and they are currently working hard to tackle the blaze to bring it under control.

“Our primary concern is the wellbeing of our staff and we are grateful that everybody at our Wrexham bakery is safe and well.

“When the blaze has been brought under control we will assess the scale of the damage and we will do everything we can to assist the fire service to establish the cause.”

He added that the company's three other bakeries were working as normal and the company was working hard to mitigate any disruption for customers.