1. ITV Report

Man dies and ten homes evacuated after fire in Hirwaun

A man has died after a fire in the early hours of this morning in the Cynon Valley.

Ten properties were evacuated after firefighters were called outto Gamlyn Terrace in Hirwaun just before 3am.

The fire started on the first floor and roof space of the property which spread to four neighbouring homes.

The British Red Cross were supporting residents following the fire after they were evacuated.

We have the contact details for all of the affected residents and will be contacting them tomorrow to see if they require any ongoing support.

This might simply be advice about insurance or issues around tenancy but we can assess any vulnerabilities among residents and offer additional independent living support to people where required.

– Vernon Cornish, Red Cross emergency response officer