South East Wales

Garage fire at Pill, Newport 'started deliberately'

A fire which took nearly 50 firefighters to tackle at a commercial garage site in Newport is thought to have been started deliberately.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire at Coomassie Street in the Pill area of the city at around 06:00 GMT on Friday.

The two-storey building was "well alight" with flames seen coming out of the roof.

The fire service said it believed the fire had been started deliberately.

At the height of the fire, nearby buildings had be sprayed with water to help prevent it from spreading.

Crews from Duffryn, Maindee, Malpas, Cwmbran, Aberdare and Caerphilly along with firefighters from Roath, Barry and Cardiff Central stations helped fight the fire.

Around three hours later, crews were scaled back.

The fire service said it was believed the fire was deliberate but it is still not known how it was started.

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