South West Wales

Fire severely damages Swansea park cottage

A fire has severely damaged a 19th Century house in a park in Swansea.

The blaze at Swiss Cottage in Singleton Park started shortly after midnight, but no-one was injured.

Three fire crews from the city were called to the scene at the property, which was built in 1826, and left at 0440 BST.

A joint investigation between South Wales Police and Mid and West Wales Fire Service is expected to start this morning.

Swiss Cottage was designed by architect PF Robinson, who designed Sketty Hall as well as a number of other lodges in the park.

A spokesman for Swansea council said early assessments appeared to show the building was severely damaged.

"Structural engineers from the council will investigate the scale of the damage once it's safe to do so," he added.

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