Fire at a commercial garage in Gwaun Cae-Gurwen


At 09:27pm, last night, Thursday 19th August 2021, Joint Fire Control received the first call to a fire at a privately owned commercial garage in Gwaun Cae-Gurwen and mobilised crews from Amman Valley, Pontardawe, Ammanford, Morriston, Tumble and Llanelli to the incident. 

Due to the contents within the single storey garage, which consisted of numerous vehicles, tyres and general maintenance equipment, there was a real risk of fire spreading to neighbouring properties.

Fire crews fought the fire using four major pumps, two water bowsers and a turntable ladder, extinguishing the fire and preventing its spread to neighbouring properties

The multi-agency incident also involved Dyfed Powys Police, Welsh Ambulance Service, Welsh Water and Western Power.

Station Manager Teri-Ann Parry, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said ‘The crews worked in challenging conditions in the initial stages of the incident to ensure that the fire was contained and to minimise the effect of the incident on the local community. I would also like to add that excellent partnership working, with other agencies, helped to resolve the incident effectively.’

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service re-inspected the incident this morning (20/08/2021) and declared the stop message for the incident at 12:47pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental.