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

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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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Famous Llanelli brewery makes endangered buildings list

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A 19th century Llanelli brewery has been listed as one of 2017 top 10 endangered buildings.

The Buckley's Brewery Maltings, one of the first in the world to produce canned beer, have been empty for almost 20 years.

The brewery has fallen into disrepair since it closed in 1998.

It’s disappointing to see these listed buildings shut up and ignored whilst new commercial and residential developments have been erected all around.

A sensitive restoration scheme would make these former maltings a highly desirable asset to Llanelli, and we hope their inclusion in this year’s Top 10 list highlights this to the current owners and action is taken without delay.

– Christopher Costelloe, Victorian Society Director

The Victorian Society campaign aims to increase the publicity of at-risk buildings in the hope that they will be saved.

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