Llandow business park fire finally extinguished

Firefighters have finished putting out a 'challenging and complex' fire at the Vale Business Park in Llandow, which broke out on November 26.

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Crews make 'steady progress' in tackling Llandow fire

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a 'challenging and complex' blaze, which broke out at the Vale Business Park in Llandow on November 26th.

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service say the operation has been prolonged by the nature and volume of the burning material within the building, the strength of the building structure, challenging site conditions and the need to protect the environment.

Steady progress is being made and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Natural Resources Wales and the recycling company which owns the site, Site Serv, are working closely together to ensure that the fire is extinguished as rapidly as the constraints allow.

The organisations involved have expressed their thanks to the local community and businesses for their continuing patience and support.

Health authorities say the risk to public health associated with the fire is low.

– South Wales Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson

People living nearby are advised to minimise their exposure to smoke arising from the fire - particularly those with pre-existing respiratory conditions.

Advice includes staying indoors where possible and keeping doors and windows closed.

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Llandow fire still burning six days on

At its height almost 90 personnel were involved in the operation at Llandow Credit: ITV News Wales

Fire crews are continuing to tackle the remains of a fire at the Vale Business Park in Llandow, near Cardiff, almost a week since it first started.

Firefighters were called to the Siteserv recycling centre last Tuesday.

It's still not clear what caused the blaze but it could be at least another week before it's put out.

Llandow fire: update

Video: Firefighters still tackling industrial estate blaze

Firefighters are still tackling a large blaze on an industrial estate in the Vale of Glamorgan.

At its height almost 90 personnel were involved in the operation at Llandow.

Residents were asked to keep windows and doors closed as a pall of smoke drifted across the area. Cardiff Airport was alerted as a precaution.

The location of the fire is different from the blaze at the SiteServ Recycling Centre earlier this month.

James Crichton-Smith reports.

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Video: Fire crews could be on site for days

Richard Matheson from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service suggests that fire crews dealing with the blaze at the Vale Business Park may be on site for days.

The "deep-seated" fire involves a large amount of mixed recycling materials.

One of the owners of a soft furnishings business in the area was notified about the fire by one of her employees after they saw smoke from one of the buildings nearby.

Pam Owen, owner of Pam Owen's Soft Furnishings, has been in business for more than 25 years and is worried about the fire spreading.

Fire location different from SiteServ blaze

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service say the location of the fire is different from the blaze at the SiteServ Recycling Centre earlier this month.

86 firefighters are currently on site dealing with the fire and preventing any spread to the surrounding properties.

As a precaution, we ask the public and local businesses to be vigilant, as we move the necessary resources we require, around the site and utilise the water supplies we need.

It has been confirmed that there is no asbestos within the building but we also ask that people keep their windows and doors closed.

– Andrew Thomas, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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