Homes are evacuated after huge blaze at scrapyard triggers eplosions

Homes are evacuated after huge blaze at scrapyard triggers explosions in Welsh town

  • Fire erupted at a scrapyard in Pontypridd, Wales, just after 7pm this evening
  • Emergency services are currently on scene but no injuries have been reported
  • Huge plumes of smoke are clouding the sky with residents warned to stay inside 

Homes have been evacuated tonight as firefighters tackle a serious blaze at a scrapyard in Wales.   

Witnesses in Pontypridd say they are hearing ‘explosions’ as the fire is understood to have spread through the site’s car park.

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Plumes of thick black smoke can be seen from up to ten miles away as locals are being warned to stay indoors. it is thought the blaze began just after 7pm. 

Homes have been evacuated tonight as firefighters tackle a serious blaze at a scrapyard in Wales

Witnesses in Pontypridd say they are hearing ‘explosions’ as the fire is understood to have spread through the site’s car park

Huge plumes of smoke could be seen from people’s back gardens

The fire seen from the A470 towards Cardiff

Four fire engines are at the scene along with three water bowsers

 Crews are responding to a commercial property fire in the Pontypridd area. Due to smoke residents are advised to please keep windows closed.— South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (@SWFireandRescue) June 13, 2018 

 South Wales Fire and Rescue said: ‘There’s a building on fire and black smoke in the area. We believe it’s in the area of a commercial premises – a auto body repair.

‘We currently have four rescue pumps, a fire engine and officers at the scene.’ 

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Twitter users are discussing the fire at the scrapyard including  Dafydd Eveleigh 

South Wales Fire Service sent out advice to residents to people in the area on Twitter

Four fire engines have been sent from Pontypridd, Caerphilly, Abercynon and Whitchurch fire stations.

The Mirror reports the fire service have received more than 50 ‘999’ calls about the fire.

It is understood nobody was in the property at the time but the smoke is has the potential to cause inhalation problems.  

Plumes of thick black smoke can be seen from up to ten miles away as locals are being warned to stay indoors. it is thought the blaze began just after 7pm

 

 

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