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Around forty firefighters tackled a blaze in Neath yesterday evening. It broke out in Lombard Street at around 5.30pm.
A number of homes were evacuated but there are no reports of casualties. It took over four hours to put the fire out.
Neath AM Jeremy Miles offered his help to those affected.
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.
8 Fire Appliances including 4 fire engines a rescue unit aerial ladder + 2 water bowsers fought a property fire in Newport at 23:43...
Update Newport: 27 firefighters from Malpas Maindee Cwmbran Duffryn Barry+Pontypridd attended the incident + 4 Officers for Command....
Update Newport: Callers reported the fire through the roof of the property,on arrival Maindee and Malpas crews requested further assistance
Update Newport: Crews fought the fire for over 2.5 hours using jets. The fire damaged an unoccupied bungalow, believed deliberately started
Update Newport: Crews will re-inspect the site this morning
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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.
In a 12hr period from Midday to Midnight yesterday our Fire Control received over 350 '999' calls reporting Mountain and grass fires
Six appliances were called out to Caerleon Road, Maindy, just before 6pm.
Firefighters say the blaze spread to an adjoining warehouse. No-one was hurt.
The cause is thought to be accidental.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says around 25 households have been evacuated as officers tackle a fire at a garage in Abertillery.
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.
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.”
Fire officers and gas engineers were called to reports of a gas leak at WH Smith in Queen Street today.
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.