Fire-hit store demolished

Demolition work continues at a PoundStretcher store in Blackwood after a fire on Wednesday morning. Residents are being urged to stay clear of the High Street.

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Fire in Blackwood

Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a fire at a store in Blackwood High Street.

The service says it started at around 2 o'clock this morning

There are no reports of injuries.

Firefighters were drafted in from Cefn Forest, Abercarn, Cardiff, Cwmbran and Merthyr.

Local residents are being asked to keep windows and doors shut.

The street's closed but other roads in the area are also likely to be affected.

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