A PERSON has been taken to a hospital that specialises in burns and plastic surgery following a fire at a petrol station.

Eye-witnesses said they saw huge orange flames and thick black smoke billowing out of the ASDA Old Colwyn Express petrol service station this morning (November 20).

Another person reported someone 'on fire' at the service station.

It has now been confirmed that a person has been taken to Whiston Hospital.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.31am to a service station on Abergele Road, Old Colwyn.

“We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene, where the crew were supported by a Cymru High Acuity Response Unit and an operations manager.

“Advanced critical care support was delivered by the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service in a Wales Air Ambulance charity car.

“One person has been taken to Whiston Hospital.”

A spokesperson for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to the incident at 8.28am this morning.

"Two crews were in attendance and police and Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust were also in attendance. 

"There was one casualty involved."

North Wales Police posted on Facebook just after 9.30am: "Officers are in attendance at the petrol station in Old Colwyn, alongside colleagues from WAST and NWFRS.

"The forecourt will be closed for some time and motorists are advised to avoid the location until further notice.

"This is an isolated incident and not linked to any other police activity in the Colwyn Bay area."