Large fire tackled on the Waterfront in Barry

Last night, Friday November 4th, a large fire was a blaze on the Waterfront in Barry. It is said that 20 tonnes of wood were set to be a light.

The fire service arrived just after 6.10pm last night with an initial engine tackling the blaze but second engine was called around 9pm to help.

At close to 10pm, the fire crews had been fighting the well light fire for over 2 hours with 3 jets.

We spoke to Jennie Griffiths, who is Head of Joint Fire Control for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, this morning for an update and Jennie provided the following comments:

“We are actually still there. We came away from there last night at 01.04 because there was deteriorating ground conditions for our crews, there was no risk to anything in the surrounding area so it smouldered behind a cordon overnight. A crew is currently on scene and has been since 06.45 and they are overseeing contractors with diggers who are turning it over”

It has now been confirmed by Jennie Griffiths that the fire was deliberate.

Councillor Nic Hodges praised the emergency services for their actions last night.