Blow torch 'caused library fire'

An investigation into the cause of the blaze at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has found it was caused by a blow torch.

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National Library: 'Business as usual' following fire

The Director of Public Services for the National Library of Wales says work there is continuing as usual following Friday's fire.

The building will re-open to the public tomorrow.

The Library completed its immediate salvage operation of collections located in the fire affected areas [yesterday] and is in the process of relocating over 70 staff to other parts of the building.

We’re keen to stress that it’s business as usual at the Library, for readers, users and visitors. On Friday we took the precautionary measure of cancelling a few of this week’s planned events, but, apart from that, we’re confident that we can provide a full and normal service to all our users.

– Arwel Jones, Director of Public Services

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