TWO homes have been evacuated after a house fire in Abergele.
Firefighters are still dampening down at the scene of the blaze which happened at a terrace house at Ffordd Y Morfa.
The fire is now under control but five people, including a man in his 40s, two women in their 40s, a nine-year-old-girl and a 14-year-old girl, have been taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital as a precaution.
North Wales Fire and Rescue service received a report of a fire at 11.02am.
Two crews from Colwyn Bay and Prestatyn, the Technical Rescue Unit from Wrexham and the Aerial Ladder platform from Rhyl was used to tackle the fire.
This morning, there were reports of an "explosion" at the property. Some witnesses claimed they could see black smoke coming from the roof.
The fire was put under control at 1.13pm.
A North Wales Fire and Rescue service person said: "It was a terrace property. Hose reel jets and breathing apparatus were used to tackle the fire, which had spread into the roof space, and the fire was under control by 1.13pm.
“Properties either side of the house affected were evacuated and five casualties have been transferred to hospital by ambulance for precautionary checks.
“An ambulance was in attendance.”
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We were called at 11.02am today (Wednesday) to reports of a fire at a property on Ffordd y Morfa in Abergele.
"Crews in two emergency ambulances responded, and five people including a man in his 40s, two women in their 40s, a nine-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl were taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd as a precaution.”
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.