South East Wales

Blaenau Gwent residents evacuated following house fire

Ten homes have been evacuated after a "large and developing" fire broke out in a house in Blaenau Gwent.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to Marine Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale at 12:30 GMT.

The elderly resident of the mid-terrace house was not at home at the time and no-one else was injured.

The property has been severely damaged by the blaze and neighbouring homes were also badly affected, the fire service said.

The road between Marine Street and Canning Street remains closed.