South West Wales

Firefighters battle wood blaze in Coity, Bridgend

Fire Image copyright Richard Gore
Image caption Firefighters are trying to contain the wood chip blaze at a recycling plant

Firefighters have been battling a blaze at a recycling business in Bridgend after about 2,000 tonnes of wood chips set on fire.

The fire started at South Wales Wood Recycling in Heol Llan, Coity, just before 03:30 BST on Monday.

Firefighters from Pencoed and Bridgend have isolated the burning material and they will resume work on Tuesday.

South Wales Wood Recycling said they were working around the clock to help stop the blaze.

In a statement the company said the blaze had affected an estimated 1,000-2,000 tonnes of recycled wood chip.

The cause of the fire is not yet know, but the company said the "circumstances were suspicious".

Natural Resources Wales officials are also at the scene in case of any environmental impact.

Image copyright Susan Dobbs

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