South West Wales

Major fire at Aberafan tyre recycling plant is out

Fire scene Image copyright Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service

A major fire at a tyre recycling plant in Port Talbot has now been extinguished.

Fire crews spent most of Wednesday dealing with the fire near Docks Road in Aberafan after it broke out just before 23:00 BST on Tuesday.

At its height, 21 appliances and 100 firefighters were needed to bring the flames under control.

A single crew remained on the scene on Wednesday night to watch for any possible re-ignition.

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