FIRE chiefs feared a huge explosion after a barn filled with fertiliser burst into flames.
Six fire crews spent nearly two hours battling the fire in Darland Lane, Rossett, just after 2pm last Thursday – October 16.
The 30ft x 100ft farm building contained stacks of tyres as well as 10 tons of hay and fertiliser.
The Environmental Protection Unit was sent to the scene as a precaution after fears the place could blow up.
Three pumps from Wrexham and two from Deeside were deployed, as well as the water ladder from Chester and the Incident Command Unit from Colwyn Bay.
An eye witness said flames raged close to another barn filled with hay.
A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said crews were made aware of the contents of the barn and needed to take extra care in the way they tackled the blaze.
She said: “Six pumps were called to the scene at 2.18pm because the barn contained ammonium nitrate (fertiliser) and crews thought they would need more resources.
“The fire was brought under control by 3.53pm but the building suffered extensive damage.”
In a separate incident, firefighters were called to a van fire on Park Avenue, Wrexham, near the Hollybush pub, just after 8.45pm the same day.