Emergency services tackle serious fire at Bridgend Industrial Estate

  • Footage showing fire raging through one of the buildings at the Bridgend Industrial Estate

A serious fire has completely destroyed a building at the Bridgend Industrial Estate.

Emergency services attended the scene in the Corychurch area at around 8.30pm on Friday evening.

It is believed the building used to be the former Sony UK unit at the industrial estate. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that ten appliances were sent to to tackle the blaze.

Images on Saturday morning show huge scale damage to one of the buildings at the industrial estate in Bridgend. Credit: Matthew Horwood

Images from Friday night show flames and thick smoke coming from one of the buildings on an industrial estate in the Corychurch area.

Following the aftermath, images on Saturday morning (20th January) show the building having been almost been burnt to the ground.

At present no one is though to have been injured in the blaze.

People are being told to avoid the area with road closures in place on Kingsway, South Road, Cheapside, and Queens Road. Roads are expected to remain closed for some time.

  • Drone footage from Matthew Horwood.

Darryl Dyke who works at one of the nearby units says his workplace is very lucky to still be standing.

"I think we've been extremely lucky and this could've been a lot worse. There's a lot of important projects going on at Vesco at the moment and it would've been massively disruptive to projects around the UK and in Europe.

"Everything's so close together so the fire could've spread, so I think we're very very lucky.

Firefighters are said to have worked tirelessly overnight to bring the fire under control at approximately 0800 hours this morning.

  • Picture credit- Blaine Flatt Drone Photography

In a statement on Saturday morning, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have said "resources have been scaled back to an Aerial Ladder Platform and two Water Ladders.

"Crews remain at the scene and the public are advised to avoid the area until all cordens are lifted."

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called today (19 January), at approximately 8:54pm, to reports of a large fire on the Bridgend industrial estate.

"We sent one operations manager and one Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene."

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