Big fire at yard near homes

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

An in­dus­trial unit in South Wales has caught fire and homes have been evac­u­ated, author­i­ties said.

The blaze at a yard in Pon­typridd broke out at around 7pm yes­ter­day with wit­nesses say­ing they heard ex­plo­sions.

Videos posted on­line showed thick tor­rents of black smoke bil­low­ing up from the scene near Pen­tre­bach Road.

John Richards, an IT worker who lives around a mile away, said he heard be­tween six and 12 ex­plo­sions com­ing from the site.

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