Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have extinguished the fire, involving a freight train, near Pontarddulais Road, Llangennech, Carmarthenshire. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service handed over the scene to British Transport Police and Network Rail at 08:30am on Friday 28th August 2020.  Area Manager Simon Jenkins, Corporate Head of Response said: “I would like ...

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene of a major incident in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire. Joint Fire Control received the first call at 11:10pm on Wednesday, 26th August 2020.  A freight train, carrying large amounts of diesel oil, caught fire and a number of its carriages had also derailed. British Transport Police, Dyfed-Powys Police, Wales Ambula ...

On Monday, 17th August 2020, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended flooding incidents in Ystradgynlais, Cwmtwrch, Abercrave, Cardigan and Narberth. In Ystradgynlais, Amman Valley crews were involved in pumping water from properties and moving residents to higher ground; whilst in Abercrave, crews from Abercrave, Amman Valley, Pontardawe and Seven Sisters  worked ...

On Thursday, 23rd July 2020 at 02:37am, firefighters from Newcastle Emlyn and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) were called to assist the Police at a search for a missing person in the Trelech area. Police dog units and National Police Air Service were also in attendance during the search for the missing 75-year-old woman. At app ...

In the early hours of Wednesday 1st July, the Richards family from Heol y Daniel in Llanelli were woken by the sound of their smoke alarm.  They could see that there was considerable smoke coming from the living room and the curtains had caught fire.  The family dialed 999 and called the Fire and Rescue Service and Mr Richards managed to throw some water onto the fire which sto ...

At 00:48hrs, on 17th July, crews from Swansea Central and Swansea West attended an incident where neighbours had reported smoke alarms sounding and a smell of smoke coming from a property the Townhill area, Swansea. On arrival, neighbours informed crews that they believed that the occupier was still inside.  The house was full of smoke and Fire crews forced entry through the f ...

On Wednesday evening (01/07/2020) crews from Llanelli and Gorseinon attended a fire at a property in the Marble Hall area of Llanelli. The fire involved a cooker in the kitchen of the first floor flat. Firefighters rescued a male occupant from the property and extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet, two breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera and a positive pressur ...

On Sunday, 31st May 2020 at 08:57pm, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service responded to a forestry fire near Rhos, Llandysul, with crews from Llandysul, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthen and Tumble mobilised to the incident. Approximately 210 hectares of various sized spruce trees and shrubland was destroyed by the fire. Firefighters fought the fire using 45mm jets, five hos ...

The bog habitat on Pyllau Cochion common is an important deep-peat site that started forming almost 10,000 years ago following the last ice age. In 2017 the depth of the peat on the site was measured to be 5.2 m making one of the deepest peat bogs in Carmarthenshire. The capacity of our natural habitats to store carbon in peat bogs and peaty soils plays an important role in l ...

On Friday 24th January at approximately 23:30, crews from Swansea Central and Swansea West attended a property fire in City Centre, Swansea. On arrival, it became apparent the cause of the fire involved a tumble dryer in the kitchen on the ground floor. Crews extinguished the fire and thankfully there were no residents in the property at the time of the fire. Will Bowen, Home ...