EMERGENCY services have been dealing with a fire in Llanelli during the early hours of this morning, Friday (June 29).

The fire has resulted in extensive roof damage to five properties in Brynmor Road. Residents from six homes were evacuated safely.

Five fire crews from Llanelli, Pontyates, Gorseinon and Sketty attended the incident, which is said to have begun at around 10:30pm on Thursday (Jun 28).

Search dogs and Dyfed-Powys Police officers were also in attendance.

A spokesperson for MAWWFRS said: “On Thursday, 28/06/2018 at 11:02pm, crews from Llanelli, Tumble, Gorseinon, Pontyates and Swansea West attended a property fire in Brynmor Road, Llanelli.

“An external rubbish fire had spread to a roof void of a two-storey terraced property and spread to four adjoining properties. Firefighters extinguished the fire using an aerial appliance, water bowser, an unmanned aerial vehicle drone, three 10.5-meter ladders, six hose reel jets, twelve breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera and two safety jets.

“Firefighters also isolated the gas supply to the properties and made safe loose roof tiles.

“The Police and Western Power were also in attendance. The Fire Service received the stop message at 06:56am.

“An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.”

Firefighters spent almost 8 hours tackling the blaze

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Police officers attended the scene of a fire on Brynmor Road, Llanelli, on June 28.

“A cordon was put in place to protect members of the public until the fire had been extinguished. Police left the scene at around 3.15am.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.”

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