Incident: Large Fire in Waterston Industrial Estate

At 11.09am on Monday, April 15th, the Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock, Narberth, Fishguard, Carmarthen, Tenby and Haverfordwest crews from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) were called to an incident at a commercial premises in the Waterston Industrial Estate, Milford Haven.

Crews responded to approximately 150 vehicles on fire, at the height of the incident, 12 fire appliances were in attendance.  Crews utilised six breathing apparatus sets, nine hose reel jets, two ground monitors and approximately 1,000 litres of foam to extinguish the fire.

Properties in close proximity to the fire were evacuated and nearby roads were closed.  The incident required a multi-agency response, with Dyfed-Powys Police, the Ambulance Service and the Local Authority also in attendance.

Crews began to leave the scene at 2.11pm.

Following investigations by MAWWFRS’s Business Fire Safety Team, the cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.


Images by Martin Cavaney.

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