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Man taken to hospital after a fire in block of flats in Llanelli

Credit: Google Maps

One man has been taken to hospital after a fire in the stairwell of a block of flats at Granby Close in Llanelli.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have the fire under control.

Police said one man has been taken to hospital as a precaution with smoke inhalation, while four people were also treated at the scene.

Due to concerns for safety, four blocks of flats have been evacuated and a 100 metre cordon is in place.

Fire officers have now left the scene.

I've been on site this evening and have spoken with the emergency services. I want to thank the police, ambulance and fire services for their response to this incident at Granby Close."I have also been speaking with some of the residents and families in our area and understandably we are all shocked. Some residents have also now been evacuated to nearby buildings.

....the Morfa community is as always coming together and there has been great community spirit on show. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected.

– Sean Rees Llanelli Town Councillor for the Glanymor Ward

Teenagers arrested after Llanelli fire

The fire started near the Ty Elwyn building in Llanelli Credit: Google Maps

Two teenagers haven been arrested after a fire in Llanelli last night.

An 18-year-old and 16-year-old were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses following a fire near the Ty Elwyn building in Llanelli just after 10pm.

We would like to reassure the public that nobody was injured as a result of the fire, and that the building is safe to use.

Efforts are ongoing to determine the cause, and we encourage anyone who can assist the investigation to come forward.

– Dyfed-Powys Police
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