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Swansea industrial estate fire now 'under control'

A major fire which broke out at an industrial estate in Swansea has been brought under control.

Firefighters were called to the incident at Pure Wafer PLC in Llansamlet, just after 9am this morning.

Around 18 people were evacuated from the building, which is thought to contain chemicals.

The area was cordoned off by police, and nearby residents told to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.

At its height more than 60 firefighters from Mid and West Wales and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene.

The fire has since been brought under control, and an investigation into what caused it has been launched.

A very successful multiagency operation has now brought the significant fire under control and we have been working with our partners to ensure all environmental and chemical risks have been identified.

Crews have successfully surrounded the fire, however we anticipate that we will have crews in attendance this evening.

Fire investigation officers are also in attendance and have commenced preliminary enquiries into the cause of the fire.

– Chris Margetts, Incident Commander, Mid and West Fire Service

Sixty-five firefighters now at Swansea fire

Up to sixty-five firefighters are now at the scene of a large fire at an industrial unit in Swansea. It is thought that they are pumping water from the nearby River Tawe to help tackle the blaze. The fire, believed to be at the Pure Wafer premises on Llansamlet's Enterprise Park, broke out at around 9 o clock this morning. Local residents have been told to keep their windows and doors closed. Chemicals and cylinders could be stored in the building.


Crews tackle large fire at Swansea industrial estate

A witness posted this photo on Twitter Credit: @MatthewJ_19

Around 50 firefighters are currently tackling a blaze at an industrial estate in Swansea.

Crews were called to the Central Business Park in Llansamlet just after 9am this morning.

It's believed the commercial building is used to store chemicals.

South Wales police say the area has been cordoned off whilst the incident is dealt with, and they've advised the public to avoid the area.

As a precaution, residents in the Birchgrove and Glais areas are also being asked to keep their doors and windows shut.

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The Dyfi Bridge, just north of Machynlleth, is closed this morning due to flooding.

The Dyfi Bridge is the subject of a flood warning, while there are 13 further flood alerts in place.

The A487 in Machynlleth is closed due to heavy rainfall overnight.
Some people ventured through the water.
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