Firecrews will be at Wentloog blaze 'for weekend'

Big Wentloog blaze could burn 'for days'

Big Wentloog blaze could burn 'for days'

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UPDATE: 5.54pm

AROUND 70 firefighters and 20 fire appliances have been at the incident scene throughout the night and all day and are still working hard to extinguish the fire.

A spokesman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they anticipate that the incident will continue overnight and a fire service presence will remain on site throughout the weekend.

A plume of smoke is drifting across the area and is currently being monitored by Natural Resources Wales.

Residents are advised to keep their windows and doors shut as a precautionary measure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

UPDATE: 9.40am

FIRECREWS are tackling a large fire in Wentloog this morning at an industrial area between Newport and Cardiff.

Recycling materials are on fire at the Atlantic waste management site on Newton Road and the fire is expected to burn "for some days".

Firefighters are having to keep 30-40 gas cylinders near the blaze cool to avoid them exploding.

Crews from Duffryn, Cwmbran, Malpas, Roath, Ely, Central Cardiff and Barry are fighting the blaze at the site, which involves 2,000 tonnes of refuse and has spread to electric cables.

The fire, which began at around 1.30am, also involved surrounding buildings and vehicles.

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10:41am Fri 28 Mar 14

Bobevans says...

Is it not long over due that regulation were tightened up on these waste sites,. They go up in flames with monotonous regularity. Perhaps the Fire Brigade should state charging them if they do not improve on their very poor fire safety
Is it not long over due that regulation were tightened up on these waste sites,. They go up in flames with monotonous regularity. Perhaps the Fire Brigade should state charging them if they do not improve on their very poor fire safety Bobevans
  • Score: 5

12:29pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Magor says...

Up and down the country these places keep burning down.It makes me wonder whether they are deliberate to get rid of all the material that is supposed to be recycled as its the only way to get rid of it
Up and down the country these places keep burning down.It makes me wonder whether they are deliberate to get rid of all the material that is supposed to be recycled as its the only way to get rid of it Magor
  • Score: 9

6:26pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Bobevans says...

Magor wrote:
Up and down the country these places keep burning down.It makes me wonder whether they are deliberate to get rid of all the material that is supposed to be recycled as its the only way to get rid of it
And these take at least week to put out and produce a massive amount of pollution. People are told to keep their windows shut and stay indoors as much as possible
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: Up and down the country these places keep burning down.It makes me wonder whether they are deliberate to get rid of all the material that is supposed to be recycled as its the only way to get rid of it[/p][/quote]And these take at least week to put out and produce a massive amount of pollution. People are told to keep their windows shut and stay indoors as much as possible Bobevans
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