Wales

Blaze tackled in Swansea's Singleton Park

Firefighters spent three hours putting out a blaze in a Grade II listed building in Singleton Park in Swansea.

Four fire engines and a turntable ladder from Morriston were called to the park at 2150 BST on Friday.

The fire was in part of what was Veranda House, which had been used for storage by Swansea's parks department.

The fire was put out and the crews left the scene at 0050 BST.

Only part of the original Veranda House remains, after the principal part of the house was dismantled in the 19th Century, according to the Swansea council website. It had also been the gardener's house and service buildings to the Singleton Estate.

The building had been used to store chairs for outdoor events at the park.

Fire investigation officers and scenes of crime officers from South Wales Police will be at the park later to investigate how the fire started.

The blaze comes a month after fire severely damaged the 19th Century Swiss Cottage in the park.

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