South East Wales

Derelict pub fire closes Bridge Street in Bargoed

An investigation has begun into the cause of a fire which damaged an empty pub in the south Wales valleys.

Seven fire appliances from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to The Old Mill on Station Road, Bargoed, at 04:38 GMT on Monday morning.

Bridge Street in Bargoed remains closed in both directions between the A469 Factory Road and Bedwellty Road as the building is checked.

The road is likely to remain closed until Tuesday.

The top floor and attic of the 65 x 49 ft (20 x 15m) three-storey building was well alight when the fire service arrived.

Nobody was in the building at the time, and no-one has been injured. The fire was out by 09:00.

A fire services spokesperson said two fire engines from Cefn Forest along with one engine from Bargoed, Rhymney and Abercarn attended the scene.

There was also an hydraulic platform from Merthyr Tydfil and a water bowser from Caerphilly.

An investigation is now being carried out into how the blaze started.

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