South West Wales

Swansea factory blaze smoke roads reopen

Roads have started to reopen as firefighters tackle a blaze at a factory in Swansea.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire on the Morfa industrial estate at 06:13 BST on Wednesday.

The fire involves acetylene and oxygen cylinders from a welding set.

The A4217, Brunel Way and Landore park and ride were all closed as fire crews from Swansea central and Morriston fight the blaze.

The fire service said it was likely it would be extinguished quickly, but firefighters would remain on the scene cooling the cylinders, it said.

The A4217 was later reopened in both directions between the Neath Road roundabout and the Foxhole Road roundabout.

Brunel Way near Nantong Way, and traffic to the Liberty Stadium were also affected.

  • Firefighters in Swansea have this week cleared and made safe the site of a blaze at the Fforestfach industrial estate which burned for three weeks. It involved 5,000 tonnes of tyre flock, a by-product of tyre recycling, and caused traffic disruption and problems for residents.

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