Fire fighters at the National Library of Wales
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National Library of Wales roof damaged by fire

A section of roof at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has been destroyed by fire.

Flames and smoke were seen coming from the roof at the rear and up to 300 staff and 100 visitors were evacuated from the building.

More than 30 fire fighters attended, and it was confirmed by 18:30 BST on Friday that the blaze was out, just under four hours after it was reported.

Cemlyn Davies reports from Aberystwyth.

  • 26 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales