Morning update: Cheshire fire service report they were called at 8pm last night to Farndon to deal with a fire in a cottage. This fire started in the middle of the row of cottages yet spread to both sides.
This is a view earlier this morning of the damage caused:
Around 9.30pm last night reports surfaced on twitter to a large scale fire in Farndon, near Wrexham. Twitter users sent in the following images and information to us:
Cheshire fire service reported that crews from both Chester and Wrexham were attending the fire on the High Street in Farndon.
Reports say that three thatched cottages are alight, with one eyewitness ( @KevM5 ) saying he saw upto 5 fire engines, five police vehicles and three ambulances.
An early unconfirmed report was sent to the Wrexham.com twitter account by @GeorgeDuerden staying that three people have apparently been arrested after allegedly firing a firework onto the roof of the cottages and thus starting a fire.
We believe the following are the affected cottages, google map link is here. Due to this Barton Rd is currently closed as are turn offs from the A534. This row of cottages are Grade II listed .
We understand there are no injuries reported, and the people made homeless and evacuated from neighbouring buildings are being looked after in the local memorial hall.
At 1am the fire service was still in attendance with four engines on the High St, pumping water from the River Dee up the hill to the affected properties.
The following is a view taken at 1am: