South East Wales

Firefighters tackle BMW Mercedes garage blaze in Barry

Black smoke rising from garage fire Image copyright Ben Burch
Image caption The fire sent thick black smoke high into the sky

Firefighters have been tackling a commercial garage fire in Vale of Glamorgan.

Thirty five firefighters attended the BMW Mercedes garage in Woodham Road, Barry at 17:15 BST on Wednesday.

A wall and roof of the building collapsed and the five vehicles inside were all damaged.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire has been extinguished now, but it is expected to smoulder overnight."

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental at this stage.

Image copyright Mathew Burch
Image caption 999 calls were received from over a mile away from the incident