South East Wales

Betws Primary School fire being tackled by South Wales Fire Service

Fire scene
Image caption Three fire crews are at the scene

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a school near Bridgend.

A spokesman for South Wales Fire Service said the building at Betws Primary School is well alight but all staff and children were accounted for.

Three crews are at the scene following a call at 14:30 BST and are using a water bowser and hydraulic platform.

The cause of the fire has yet to be established. Thick black smoke could be seen rising from the area. Neighbours have been asked to remain indoors.

The school, which is around six miles from the centre of Bridgend, has approximately 233 pupils.

Bridgend council has issued advice to residents living near the school to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed.

It is also advising people to avoid the area if possible as there is some disruption on the roads as a result the fire.

A South Wales Fire Service spokesman said the fire was confined to the junior part of the school.

"Fire crews are still on scene fighting the blaze, which was well alight on arrival," he added.

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