Six Bells blaze woman 'critical' and moved to Morriston Hospital in Swansea

SCENE: Firefighters on Bryngwyn Road in Six Bells

SCENE: Firefighters on Bryngwyn Road in Six Bells

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UPDATE: 5.25pm

Gwent Police have confirmed the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

UPDATE: 4.11pm

The 77-year-old woman rescued from the Six Bells blaze is now in a critical condition and has been moved to  Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

UPDATE: 3.57pm

The elderly woman rescued in today's blaze remains in a “serious” condition in Nevill Hall Hospital.

It is still not clear whether or not the fire was deliberately set.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is awaiting the results of an investigation at the site of the fire on Bryngwyn Road in Abertillery for several hours following the blaze.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said they are expectinbg to be briefed by the fire service by “the end of the day”.

Fire damage at the house on Bryngwyn Road in Six Bells. Pic by Michael Eden.

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Firefighters on Bryngwyn Road in Six Bells. Pic by Michael Eden.

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UPDATE: 11.59am

David Edwards, 26, who lives on Bryngwyn Road, said: “I saw a fire engine fly past my window this morning so I went to see what was going on.

“It was unbelievable. There was smoke everywhere and it was quite a big fire. I’ve never seen a house fire like that to be honest.”

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 7.36am to reports of a fire at a property on Bryngwyn Road in Abertillery.

Two rapid response vehicles and two emergency ambulances attended, and a man in a stable condition and a woman in a serious condition were taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.”

UPDATE: 11.37am

The elderly woman rescued from the blaze this morning is in a serious condition, a spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said.

A man, who residents say the man is the woman’s husband, is in a stable condition.

They were both taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

Fire crews attended a house fire on Bryngwyn Road in Six Bells at around 7.30am, after a fire in the kitchen area on the first floor spread to an adjoining property.

The police and fire service are still looking to see whether the fire was deliberately set.

UPDATE: 9.10am

A WOMAN has been rescued from a house fire in Six Bells and taken to hospital this morning.

Fire crews from Abertillery, Blaina and Brynmawr arrived at 7.33am and are still at the scene.

The fire is in the kitchen on the ground floor of the house.

Are you at the scene? Let us know or send pictures to newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk

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