Mid Wales

Fire crews tackle hay fire at Royal Welsh showground

Royal Welsh hay fire
Image caption Fire crews from Builth Wells, Llandrindod, Llanwrtyd Wells and Rhayader fought the fire

A hay trailer was destroyed by fire at the Royal Welsh showground in Powys during the early hours of Tuesday.

About 25 firefighters were called to the site in Llanelwedd, which was near the campsite area, at around 01:00 BST.

A security guard told BBC Radio Wales reporter Gilbert John a series of explosions could be heard, which he described as "like bombs going off".

He believed they were either exploding tyres or possibly cylinders on the lorry.

It is understood the fire was started deliberately.

Image caption The trailer was destroyed by the fire