Fire crew tackles grass fire on embankment near to the former Sainsbury’s store in Crindau
7:57pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A FIRE crew tackled a grass fire on an embankment near to the former Sainsbury’s store in Newport tonight.
A crew from Maindee Fire Station was sent to the minor blaze on Shaftsbury Road, Crindau at around 7.15pm. Argus employee Ben Caplan, 29, a field sales manager, witnessed the fire from his home.
He said: “ I was just putting my son to bed when I looked out of the window across the river to see a fire and heard crackling noises.”
“It was about a metre from the old Sainsbury’s store and about five metres wide. The fire crew put out the blaze by about 7.30pm and all you can see is a big smouldered patch.”