Investigation launched following Cardiff workshop blaze

More than 80 firefighters and 12 fire engines were used to tackle fire

Investigation launched following Cardiff workshop blaze
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Fire crews have launched an investigation into a large blaze that broke out in a Cardiff tyre garage.

More than 80 firefighters from Wales and England dealt with the blaze, which has now been brought under control.

Fire fighters were called to the scene at 6.51pm on Sunday (8 November) after reports of a fire at an industrial unit storing tyres.

A spokesman for South Wales Fire and Rescue said the fire had quickly spread to adjoining properties.

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He added: “This large scale incident required a multi-agency response according to well-rehearsed plans for scenarios of this nature.

“The police were involved in cordoning the area and advising local residents to stay indoors with windows and doors closed.

“The utility companies were called to the scene to isolate both gas and electric supplies.

“Welsh ambulance service were standing by to provide support to the fire service.

“Local residents are thanked for their patience and support whilst our firefighters and partners carried out their work.”

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South Wales Fire area manager Alison Kibblewhite said: “This has been a very challenging incident, however, due to the hard work and professionalism of the fire crews the fire is now under control.

“A fire investigation to determine the cause of the fire will take place during daylight hours.”

Crews attended from Roath, Cardiff Central, Whitchurch, Ely, Duffryn, Cwmbran, Barry, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Maindee, Aberbargoed, Merthyr, Pencoed, Avon and Tonypandy all attended.

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    Fire crews have launched an investigation into a large blaze that broke out in a Cardiff tyre garage. More than 80 firefighters from Wales and England
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    Always thought fire was, heat, fuel and oxygen. Dont need anything else

    Hybrid/electric car fires are handy as they use the oxygen in the water to burn better

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