Bridgend industrial estate blaze was 'accidental'

A fire which burned at Brynmenyn Industrial Estate in Bridgend for more than 24 hours started accidentally, South Wales Fire Service says.

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Around 1,000 gas cylinders at recycling site blaze

This photo was taken this morning by eyewitness Rhodri Griffiths. Credit: Rhodri Griffiths

Around 1,000 propane gas cylinders are involved in the blaze at a Bridgend industrial estate, South Wales Fire Service says.

The fire at a mattress recycling unit at Brynmenyn Industrial Estate started just before 9am this morning and around 50 firefighters are at the scene.

Nearby buildings on the estate have been evacuated and there's a 200-metre cordon. Cardiff Airport has been alerted as a precaution in case the smoke affects flightpaths.

The fire's been burning since 9am. Credit: Rhodri Griffiths

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