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Computer fault caused bakery fire

Harry's Pies
The fire service said the blaze caused "100% smoke damage"

Firefighters believe a faulty computer caused a blaze at a pie factory in Bagillt, Flintshire.

The fire destroyed an upstairs office at Harry's Pies, which has been making and delivering pies in north Wales for more than 40 years.

The blaze started at about 2330 BST on Tuesday and three crews tackled the fire for almost two hours.

However, the owners said they hoped to have the bakery back in business within days.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there was smoke damage throughout the rest of the building.

The firm employs 10 people supplying pies, cakes and other products to shops.

Finance manager Janet Jones said a large amount of stock had been destroyed, but the firm was hoping to move into another unit nearby to resume production.

She added: "We've informed all our customers and they've been very understanding. We've also had a lot of help from other bakeries."

Tony Matthews, of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said an electrical fault in a computer was thought to be to blame.

He added: "It is very important for residents to be aware of the dangers of fires caused by electrical appliances."



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