Inquiry Launched Into Industrial Unit Fire

Explosion rocks area in Fforestfach

An investigation has been launchecd following a major fire at a Recycling Unit at the Fforestfach industrial Estate in Swansea.

The fire is involvied commercial waste: a large quantity of waste tyres, cylinders and scrap vehicles.  

10 major pumping vehicles, special appliances, high volume pump, unmanned aerial appliance and the Incident Command Unit were called to the scene at around 06:00 hrs on Monday 29th May.

More than 70 firefighters attended the incident.


A multi-agency briefing has been held between Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, South Wales Police, Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Swansea City Council Environmental Health and Emergency Planning, HART and Network Rail.  

Further information is to follow.




Arriva Trains Wales says its services were delayed by half an hour between Llanelli and Swansea due to the fire.

Police had sealed off the area, describing it as a major incident.





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