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LLANELLI Online went to the scene of the fire at Granby close today, Friday (Nov 24).

There was a huge amount of damage clearly visible with the centre of the fire appearing to have been situated in the stair-well of the building.

Broken windows were clearly visible and the smell of smoke still hung heavy in the air. The area has been cordoned off with police tape and there is still a police presence at the site.

The Mayor of Llanelli, Cllr Jeff Edmunds has praised the quick thinking of ten-year-old Tia Hughes and her family who managed to raise the alarm and rescue three people in the process including one heavily pregnant lady.

Cllr Edmunds also praised the quick response of the emergency services.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said “Police are appealing for information following a fire which occurred in the stairwell of a block of flats at Granby Close, Llanelli.

The fire occurred at approximately 5.15pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

Police officers are working with specialist fire investigation officers from Mid and West wales Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause of the fire which is currently being treated as unexplained.

Anyone who has any information that could help the investigation is asked to call police on 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”

Watch our film of the aftermath below:

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