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Watch: Caravans evacuated after fire breaks out

Eight fire engines and 40 crew members spent the early hours tackling a huge blaze at a caravan park near Aberystwyth.

The fire broke out in a building containing large machinery from where Kevin Ashford reports:

Crews tackle large fire at caravan park

Around 35 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a caravan park near Borth.

Appliances from Borth, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, Aberaeron and Llandrindod Wells have been called to the Sea Rivers Caravan Park at Ynyslas.

A workshop and shed are reported to be well alight and the fire involves gas cylinders some containing acetylene.

Two dead after lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons

Two people have died after being struck by lightning in the Brecon Beacons.

Two people have died as a result of lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A spokesperson for Prince Charles Hospital says four people were taken to hospital following two separate incidents in the national park.

It added one person is being treated at Morriston Hospital at the specialist burns unit. One other person continues to receive treatment at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

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Brecon Beacons National Park took to Facebook to pay tribute to the two deaths saying their 'thoughts go out to their families and friends at this time'.


Two injured in crash involving motorbike and truck

The two men were on a motorbike which collided with a pickup truck towing a boat Credit: ITV News

Two men have been seriously injured after the motorbike they were on collided with a pickup truck towing a boat near Cardigan.

The crash happened on the B4548 at Gwbert at around 1.20pm this afternoon.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service said both men suffered serious injuries and one man was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Painting found in mid Wales expected to fetch £100K

The important painting, entitled 'Dives and Lazarus', will go for auction later Credit: Duncan Foulkes

An old master oil painting by Dutch artist Dirck van Delen discovered in a mid Wales country cottage is expected to fetch more than £100,000 when it's sold at an auction in Shropshire later.

The important painting, entitled 'Dives and Lazarus', has been consigned to Halls' fine paintings, silver and jewellery auction in Shrewsbury today by a prominent mid Wales family.

The 61.5cm by 73cm oil on panel was discovered in a cottage in the Welshpool area by the head of Halls' art department, Allan Darwell.

"From the moment I saw it I knew it was 17th century and special," he said.

"Because it was so dark in the house, I couldn't see a set of initials on it. It was only when it was delivered to our saleroom and I examined it closely under lights that I identified the initials of Dirck van Delen."

The painting has been identified by art historian Bernard Vermet, from the Foundation for Cultural Inventory in Amsterdam, as one of van Delen's earliest works.

4,000 homes without power in mid Wales

Western Power Distribution is investigating the cause of the outage Credit: Haydn West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Around 4,000 homes in mid Wales are without power, according to Western Power Distribution. A spokeswoman said the outage is affecting homes in the Brecon, Crickhowell, Llandrindod Wells, Rhayadar and Glasbury areas. She added that the cause is being investigated.

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