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Huge blaze destroys around 30 coaches at Merthyr depot

Around 30 coaches have been destroyed in the fire Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A huge fire has spread throughout a depot in Merthyr, destroying around 30 coaches.

Forty firefighters were called to the Pant Industrial Estate to tackle the fire at First Call Coaches.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene around 01:00 to find the fire had also spread to a main workshop.

It took forty firefighters to put the blaze out. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The neighbouring A465 was closed to traffic due to smoke and debris on the road and diversions were put in place.

A joint police and fire investigation will be conducted at the scene today to establish the cause.