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40 firefighters tackle blaze in Newport city centre

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Around forty firefighters were battling a large fire in the centre of Newport.

It broke out just after 3am in a three storey building on Upper Dock Street being used for offices. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says the first and second floors have been destroyed.

There are no reports of any casualties.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says the fire is ongoing, but the operation has been scaled back and roads have since reopened.

Around 30 firefighters tackle blaze in Newport

The fire broke out in Caerleon Rd in St Julians. Credit: Google Maps

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Crews withdraw after battling large Treorchy fire

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South Wales Fire and Rescue have been forced to withdraw from a large mountain grass fire in Rhondda Cynon Taff because of high winds.

Crews were battling the 166 hectare fire near Treorchy.

A wildfire officer remains at the scene and is monitoring the situation.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service received over 350 calls reporting to mountain and grass fires between midday and midnight on Saturday.

They received another 24 reports of grass fires overnight on Sunday.

Households evacuated as firefighters tackle blaze at Valleys garage

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says around 25 households have been evacuated as officers tackle a fire at a garage in Abertillery.

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They were called out to the commercial premises in Bournville Road at around 03.30am. The single storey build was well alight.

Police have advised residents nearby to leave their homes because there are four gas cylinders involved. Those evacuated have either gone to their families or to Abertilliery Leisure Centre.

Firefighters say oil and diesel which had been leaking has been contained. There are no reports of injuries.

Cordon 'reduced' after city centre evacuation

A cordon surrounding a section of Queen Street following a suspected gas leak has been reduced.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the city centre at 12.30pm after reports of a potential underground fault in a main utility line supplying the street.

Local shops were evacuated and the area was cordoned off to prevent public access into the area.

Wales and West Utilities say engineers discovered a fire on an electrical cable in the basement of a shop.

Fire officers remain at the scene as a precaution.

There has been disruption throughout the day but we have managed to keep that to a minimum. I’d like to thank the public and businesses in the area for their cooperation this afternoon. We evacuated the area for their safety and were able to implement it quickly with everybody’s full co-operation and understanding.”

– Superintendent Andy Valentine

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Cardiff city centre evacuation: 'perfect storm' of gas leak and electrical fault

Fire officers and gas engineers were called to reports of a gas leak at WH Smith in Queen Street today.

Fire officers were called to reports of a gas leak Credit: ITV News

Cardiff's fire station commander Justin Jones said the combination of high gas readings and an electrical fault in the shop's basement caused a "perfect storm" and had to be dealt with immediately.

Parts of Queen Street were immediately evacuated including nearby shops.

The fire service says the cordon will remain in place for another few hours.

Cardiff's Queen Street closed and shops evacuated

Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a gas leak in WH Smith in Cardiff City Centre. A large section of Queen Street has been cordoned off with shops evacuated.

A large section of Queen Street has been evacuated Credit: ITV News

It's reportedly causing "major confusion" among shoppers and office workers this lunchtime, with people told to avoid the area.

Two injured after vehicle 'hits building' in Cardiff

A car hit a building in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff. Credit: Google Maps

Firefighters say two people were taken to hospital after a vehicle hit a building in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff.

It happened in the early hours at Meteor Street. An investigation is underway and Meteor Street remains closed.

Man trapped for seven hours between wall and fence

The man was stuck between the fence and wall near the Fox and Hounds pub. Credit: Google

A man was rescued this morning by firefighters after being trapped between a wall and a fence for seven in Cardiff.

A South Wales Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said the man had been unable to free himself from the confined space, near the Fox and Hounds pub, until a crew used some small tools to free him.

We do not know how he got stuck.

The ambulance service was later in attendance and the man was taken to hospital.

– South Wales Fire and Rescue spokeswoman

It is believed the man is now being treated for a suspected broken leg and dehydration at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

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