Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a garage in the Rhondda, which has spread to a furniture factory.
South Wales Fire and Rescue said there are eight crews at the scene in Llwynypia, near Tonypandy.
The A4119 Tonypandy Bypass is closed after an accident between Cornwall Road (Williamstown) and Court St (Clydach Vale).
A smoker from the Rhondda Valley says he's learnt his lesson after he discarded a cigarette butt in the street and had to pay out £560.
Gethin Richards ignored a court summons after failing to pay an initial penalty of £75, so the bill mounted up.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council says it wants those who drop litter to face the consequences.
Gethin Richards, who is facing a £560 bill after ignoring a court summons for not paying a littering fine, says he's learnt his lesson.
The council said Gethin Richards, 30, from Tonypandy, has to pay its biggest smoking fine yet.
He was prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act, after being caught by the council's 'streetcare enforcement team.'
He was originally given a £75 fixed penalty notice, but after he failed to pay it the case went to magistrates court, and the total £560 bill also included costs.
Over the last year, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has recovered £43,950 from fixed penalty notices for acts of 'environmental crime' - which include dog fouling, fly tipping, littering and dropping cigarette butts.
South Wales Police say they believe a fire at the former Clydach Vale Working Men's Club was started deliberately.
Emergency services were called to the blaze at the building known locally as the 'Top Club' on Howard St shortly after midday on Saturday.
The club recently closed after almost a century serving the community. Local boxer and former British and Empire heavyweight champion fought there in 1928.
– Detective Inspector Rob Williams, South Wales Police
We are keeping an open mind as to who is may be responsible for yesterday’s incident and we are actively exploring a number of lines of enquiry, including House to House enquiries and the forensic examination of the scene.”
I would also like to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously near the former Club, which is situated on Howard Street, Tonypandy, prior to the incident.
Rhondda Cynon Taff Council is entering the latest phase of its anti metal theft campaign, after £80,000 worth has been stolen from school buildings, including at Tonypandy Primary School.
Children will now help use 'smart water' - which shows up under certain lights - to mark metals, making it easier to trace the materials if stolen.
Metal thieves have caused 20 thousand pounds worth of damage at a school in Rhondda Cynon Taff after stealing lead from the buildings roof.
Dean Thomas reports.