Fire forces garden centre to close

A garden centre in Cardiff will be closed 'for the foreseeable' future after it was destroyed by a blaze which started late last night.

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Firefighters called to help deal with flooding incidents

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have sent firefighters to several flooding incidents to help deal with the bad weather.

Firefighters are currently in attendance in the Cathays area of Cardiff and Mill Parade and Commercial Road in Newport.


Update International food market Newport: crews using 2 ejector pumps to remove Approx 1m of water from the stock room


Update Mill Parade Newport: Crews are using 2 light portable pumps and the water is now starting to recede. council gully sucker also in use

Watch: Met Office issues warnings for heavy rain and high winds


Deliberate tyre fire in Ystrad Mynach extinguished

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says that a tyre fire in Ystrad Mynach has now been extinguished - and that firefighters believe it was deliberately started.


Update Ystrad Mynach: Fire is now extinguished and the cause determined as deliberate

Smoke from fire causes Police to close carriageway

Large amounts of smoke can be seen coming from Dyffryn Business Park. Credit: Viewer's Picture / Stephen Meades

The large amount of smoke caused by a fire in Dyffryn Business Park has caused Police to close the northbound carriageway between Caerphilly and Ystrad Mynach.

People who live near the area are being advised to keep their windows and doors closed as fire crews try to tackle the blaze.

Fire crews called to large tyre fire in Ystrad Mynach

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has been called to a large fire at Dyffryn Business Park in Ystrad Mynach.

The fire involving tyres is creating large amounts of smoke in the area, causing Police to close the northbound carriageway from Caerphilly to Ystrad Mynach.


Update Ystrad Mynach: The fire which is creating large amounts of smoke in the area is involving quantity of tyres which has spread to cars


Update Ystrad Mynach: due to large volumes of smoke from the fire the Police closed Northbound Carriageway from Caerphilly to Ystrad Mynach


Update Ystrad Mynach:fire involving 1industrial skip 2motor vehicles 1large caravan+quantity of tyres attempting to stop spread to building


Fire crews dealing with three homes flooded in Trelewis


Update Trelewis: Flooding outside homes due to blocked culvert, crews currently pumping water and requesting sandbags from Local Authority


Treharris crew are enroute to assess flooding reported to 3 homes in Bontnewydd Terrace Trelewis 08:17

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with three homes that are flooded in Bontnewydd Terrace in Trelewis.

Fire crews are currently pumping water and have requested sandbags from the local authority.

Llandow business park fire finally extinguished

Several fire crews were deployed when the blaze originally broke out

The fire burning at the Vale Business Park in Llandow is now out.

It began on November 26. A spokesperson for South Wales Fire & Rescue Service says efforts to tackle the blaze were hampered by the construction of the building - a former aircraft hangar built to withstand bombardment.

Crews make 'steady progress' in tackling Llandow fire

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a 'challenging and complex' blaze, which broke out at the Vale Business Park in Llandow on November 26th.

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service say the operation has been prolonged by the nature and volume of the burning material within the building, the strength of the building structure, challenging site conditions and the need to protect the environment.

Steady progress is being made and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Natural Resources Wales and the recycling company which owns the site, Site Serv, are working closely together to ensure that the fire is extinguished as rapidly as the constraints allow.

The organisations involved have expressed their thanks to the local community and businesses for their continuing patience and support.

Health authorities say the risk to public health associated with the fire is low.

– South Wales Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson

People living nearby are advised to minimise their exposure to smoke arising from the fire - particularly those with pre-existing respiratory conditions.

Advice includes staying indoors where possible and keeping doors and windows closed.

Llandow fire still burning six days on

At its height almost 90 personnel were involved in the operation at Llandow Credit: ITV News Wales

Fire crews are continuing to tackle the remains of a fire at the Vale Business Park in Llandow, near Cardiff, almost a week since it first started.

Firefighters were called to the Siteserv recycling centre last Tuesday.

It's still not clear what caused the blaze but it could be at least another week before it's put out.

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