Holyhead Marina workshop gutted by big fire

There’s been a major fire at a workshop on Holyhead Marina.

It broke out at Newry Beach at around 9.10pm on Thursday night (23rd August). Eyewitnesses say an explosion was heard in the marina, which was evacuated as a precaution.

It took over two hours to bring the fire under control – four crews remained at the scene dampening down throughout the night. No one was injured.

Earlier, residents were advised to keep all windows and doors shut and North Wales Fire & Rescue Service have told the public to stay away.

Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen tweeted that the situation had been brought ‘under control’ by emergency services. The island’s AM, Rhun ap Iorwerth, has thanked crews for attending the incident.

The RNLI at Holyhead moved its inshore lifeboat to safety for a time before fire crews gave the all clear to tow the vessel back to the station, which is situated next to the workshop.

A spokesperson for RNLI Holyhead said both lifeboats are now back in service but the station had been left ”battered and bruised”.

The fire has not affected services at the nearby port, including overnight ferries to and from Dublin.

Incident command and aerial ladder units were at the scene to help crews tackle the blaze.

It comes less than six months after the marina was badly damaged by Storm Emma. As many as eighty boats were damaged or sunk and tonnes of polystyrene strewn much of the north west coast of Anglesey.

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