South East Wales

Two rescued after fire at former Royal Gwent Hospital

Two people have been rescued from a fire at a disused hospital building in Newport, south Wales.

Officers were called to reports of a blaze in Cardiff Road, Newport at 0446 BST on Friday. The administrative building used to be part of the Royal Gwent Hospital.

The rescued people are being treated by ambulance staff at the scene.

Crews from Newport, Maindee, Duffryn and Cwmbran are in attendance and damping down.

A spokesman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the building measured 65ft by 98ft (20m by 30m).

Crews, including eight wearing breathing apparatus, brought the fire under control at 06.16 BST.