South East Wales

Sixty fire fighters tackle factory fire in Llwynypia, near Tonypandy

The blaze, as seen from the mountain
Image caption The blaze, as seen from the mountain
The fire service said six factory units inside the building were 'well alight'
Image caption The fire service said six factory units inside the building were 'well alight'
Rhondda fire
Image caption A pall of smoke above Llwynypia during the factory blaze
Eight fire crews were sent to the scene with the blaze spreading to three factory units
Image caption Eight fire crews were sent to the scene with the blaze spreading to three factory units
The smoke seen by a resident above Llwynypia on Sunday afternoon
Image caption The smoke as seen by a resident above Llwynypia on Sunday afternoon

More than 60 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at business units in the Rhondda.

The fire is thought to involve a garage, a furniture business and four other businesses in a converted factory in Llwynypia near Tonypandy.

Eight crews have been at the scene along with three water bowsers and a hydraulic platform.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said 55 firefighters and 10 officers were battling the blaze.

The alarm was raised shortly after 16:25 BST.

Smoke can be seen from miles around.

The fire service said six factory units inside the 140m-long building are well alight, with others also affected.

It is believed to be an old factory, now shared by different businesses.

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