Fire-hit store demolished

Demolition work continues at a PoundStretcher store in Blackwood after a fire on Wednesday morning. Residents are being urged to stay clear of the High Street.

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Blackwood retail worker: 'Fire crews did a brilliant job'

Crews will spend the rest of the day dampening down the building

A Blackwood employee who works at the store next to PoundStretcher, which caught fire in the early hours of this morning, said crews did 'a brilliant job' in tackling the blaze.

Nicola Lambert said crews had managed to contain the flames so the fire didn't spread, but her shop had suffered some water damage following the incident.

"We'll work hard to open again," she said.

"It was a bit of a shock - it wasn't what I was expecting when I got up this morning."

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