Large fire rages through recycling centre at Clydach industrial estate
A LARGE fire has broken out at an industrial estate in Swansea, causing plumes of black smoke to be seen from a distance.
Police, Ambulance Service and the Fire Brigade are all on the scene.
The fire is believed to have started shortly before 12.09pm this afternoon (Jun 21), with crews arriving within just six minutes of being alerted to the incident.
The fire, which is raging near the DBC Recycling at unit 7, Players Industrial Estate in Clydach is currently being attended by crews from Morriston, Neath and Pontardawe.
A water bowser from Tumble is said to be on its way.
Eye witnesses in the area have said that the black plumes of smoke can be seen far and wide.
Police have asked residents in the local area to keep their windows and doors locked as a precautionary measure while they deal with the incident.
A South Wales Police spokesperson said: “South Wales Police was notified of a fire at an industrial yard on the Players Industrial Estate in Clydach at around 12.15pm today.
“Officers have been deployed in support of the fire service which is dealing with the incident.
“Local residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution.”
A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Service said: “Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance of a fire at an Industrial estate in the Clydach area, Swansea.
“Four appliances, two water bowsers and a high-volume pump have been deployed to the incident.
“A quantity of metal and tyre materials are involved in the fire and people in the vicinity are advised to stay indoors and to keep doors and windows shut.
“Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is working with the Police and Natural Resources Wales at the incident.
“Joint Fire Control received the first call at 12.09pm today, Monday June 21.
“The incident is ongoing.”
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