Friday, September 30, 2022

Road closed as fire breaks out in office block in Welsh town center

Five firefighters are battling a fire in a multi-storey car park in Pontypridd. The five-story office block and car park in the town center on Katherine Street – which houses the Trivalis Housing Association – is already on fire shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A spokesman for the fire service confirmed that five firefighters were present. The onlookers reported soon after 9 pm that the incident seemed to be deteriorating. Drone footage showed black smoke billowing from the flames on the roof of the building at 8 pm. The incident has closed down Katherine Street while crews are dousing the fire.

Alan Lloyd Davis, who lives nearby, said: “It looked bad but now it’s dying. It looks like it’s coming from the air conditioning unit so I think it could be an electrical cause of the fire.” They closed Main Street Katherine Street and Upper Church Street.

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Road closed as fire breaks out in office block in Welsh town center
Five firefighters are in attendance at Katherine Street, Pontyprido



Road closed as fire breaks out in office block in Welsh town center
the fire is still on



Road closed as fire breaks out in office block in Welsh town center
Drone footage shows thick black smoke emanating from the flames on the roof of the building at 8 p.m.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “We received our first call at 7.56pm on Katherine Street in Pontypridd and sent the first two equipment directly. We now have five fire engines and we also have a hydraulic platform and water borer. Fire five The fire is on the roof of the one-storey building and on the roof. It is definitely not under control yet.”



Road closed as fire breaks out in office block in Welsh town center

Another person said: “I saw flames coming out of the top of the building and they closed the road very quickly.”

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