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Incident at Bolingbroke Heights, Flint


North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is providing assistance at Bolingbroke Heights, Flint, where a number of flats have been affected by water following a ruptured pipe.


Firefighters had been dealing with a separate, unrelated incident at nearby Richard Heights when, at 3.11hours (Sunday 20 October), they were able to quickly divert crews to attend Bolingbroke Heights where water was discovered cascading down through the building from the water tank situated in the roof.


One appliance from Deeside remains at the scene this morning.


Paul Scott from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “As we were nearby we were able to divert resources to the incident at Bolingbroke Heights and quickly locate the source of the water ingress to stop further water escaping.


“The water has affected a number of flats throughout the building and we have been working closely with Flintshire County Council officers and staff from Scottish Power to ensure residents are looked after.


“Unfortunately, the water has affected the building’s main fire alarm system therefore we have been maintaining a presence on site to ensure the safety of the residents.


“Collaborative multi agency work is in hand to reinstate the alarm system and to ensure that the residents are protected in the event of a fire.”

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