A PLAID Cymru MS has called for an inquiry report into a fire at a Chirk factory one year ago to be published.

Llyr Gruffydd MS, Plaid Cymru's North Wales MS, wants the inquiry into last January's blaze at the Kronospan site in Holyhead Road to be published.

The fire lasted for four days, with residents in areas of the town encouraged to close their windows due to the smoke.

Calls for the investigation report into Kronospan fire to be made public were reiterated by Mr Gruffydd, who has campaigned for greater safety for both factory staff and the wider community.

He said: “The fire had a huge impact on the community as the log fire burned for days.

"Residential areas of Chirk were badly affected by the smoke.

“ I felt it was important to have a thorough and independent inquiry.

"We were initially told the inquiry into the fire and what caused it would be made public by April last year.

"While I completely understand that the Covid pandemic has been a new public protection priority – and the same department has had to deal with the Hafod fire in Johnstown – the people affected by the Kronospan fire deserve to have answers to their questions.

“Why did this happen? How can we ensure it never happens again and what impact did it have on the community’s health?”

Mr Gruffydd added: “I have written to Wrexham Council asking for an update on this inquiry and think it’s only fair the people of Chirk get a timescale for its release.”

Kronospan has been approached for comment.