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Dramatic images taken as Wattsville fire spreads

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says the fire in the Sirhowy Valley has devastated 300 hectares of forest and grassland.

Scores of firefighters have been tackling the blaze at Wattsville which will be left to burn until later this morning when the area can be assessed from the air.

At one stage it threatened nearby homes.

It is thought to have been started deliberately. People can call 101 if they saw saw something suspicious.


More equipment ordered to tackle fire

More equipment's being drafted in to tackle a large fire at a recycling centre on the outskirts of Cardiff.

The alert was sounded at around 1:30 this morning. Around 60 firefighters are at the scene.

The fire involves several industrial units, vehicles, and large quantities of refuse. A high volume pump has been called to use water from nearby reens and ponds.

Police: 'cause of fire not established'

South Wales Police:

'At 0155 hours on Friday 28th March 2014 Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a fire at the Atlantic Waste Management site, Rumney, Cardiff.'

'The fire currently extends over a five acre site and a two hundred metre exclusion zone has been implemented due to the presence of gas canisters within the site. Newton Road is currently closed. The cause of the fire has not yet been established.'

Large fire on the outskirts of Cardiff

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