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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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Building demolished after Blackwood fire

A demolition team began knocking down the Poundstretcher store in Blackwood.

The Poundstretcher store in Blackwood is being demolished following a blaze in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service say the cause of the fire was bins being set alight.

Fire crews were called out at around 2 o'clock this morning.

Officers say refuse bins were on fire and this had spread to the store room at the back of the shop.

Due to safety concerns the High Street was closed and the electricity supply to a number of shops was cut. Structural engineers were called out to assess the safety of the building.

The building on Blackwood High Street was demolished on safety grounds.

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