Welsh independent suffers arson attack on recycling unit

Welsh independent family furniture retailer Coast Road Furniture has been the victim of an arson attack at its store in Connah’s Quay.

On the evening of 17 September 2023, a fire broke out behind the store at a container unit that is used to recycle furniture.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene with a crew from Deeside at around 7pm, who tackled the blaze by 8:30pm.

The fire service said that the cause of the fire is being treated as arson and is thought to have been started deliberately. Police are looking into the incident and are using CCTV footage from the retailer’s store.

The fire completely destroyed the container, as well as cracking a window at the rear of the shop due to the heat, while two heat exchangers melted and the roof has suffered some damage.

The business said that it “could have been a lot worse” but added that the costs associated with the clean up and damage caused “isn’t pleasant”.

The arson attack follows the company’s recent expansion with a second store under a new name, Prestatyn Furniture, which opened in late August on Prestatyn High Street, replacing an old Home Bargains outlet.

Alison and Andy Hughes, the owners of Coast Road Furniture and Prestatyn Furniture, said the move to open a second store was an “opportunity to expand” after the Home Bargains premises became available.

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