House fire closes busy road into Cardiff city center

House fire closes busy road into Cardiff city center
House fire closes busy road into Cardiff city center

Fire crews were called to an early morning fire that started in the bedroom of a house near Cardiff city centre. Ninian Park Road in Riverside was closed in both directions from Kitchener Road to Tudor Street on Thursday morning (May 9) as fire crews worked at the scene.

The alarm was raised just before 7am as crews were called to what was described as a “well-developed” fire in the bedroom of a property on the scene.

A statement from South Wales Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire was believed to be “discarded cigarettes”. They said: “Two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one safety jet, two extension ladders and further equipment was used to tackle the blaze.”

Pictures from the scene showed fire crews at the scene, who left just after 8am.

The road was closed with cars and buses being fun during the morning rush hour.


Updates Available

08:50Cathy Owen

Statement from fire service

A spokesperson for South Wales Fire and Rescue said:

At approximately 6:47, SWFRS was called to a well-developed fire in the bedroom of a property on Ninian Park Road caused by discarded cigarettes.

Two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one safety jet, two extension ladders and further equipment were used to tackle the blaze.

STOP message received at 8:02.

08:29Cathy Owen

Cord being taken down

The cordon is being taken down as fire crews finish at the scene.

(Image: WalesOnline reporter)

08:22Cathy Owen

Traffic and buses being fun

It is only a small part of Ninian Park Road that has been closed but diversions mean there is heavy traffic on surrounding routes.

Buses are also being fun and fire crews remain at the scene.

(Image: WalesOnline reporter)

08:14Cathy Owen

Fire crews working at the scene

Residents are standing on the street as fire crews work at the scene.

We are awaiting a statement from South Wales Fire and Rescue.

The street is cordoned off along a stretch of six houses. The windows of one house are open and firefighters are walking in and out.

(Image: WalesOnline reporter)

07:55Cathy Owen

Fire crews at the scene

The road is blocked just before Tudor Street turns into Ninian Park Road.

There are reports of two fire engines at the scene.

(Image: UGC)

07:50Cathy Owen

Heavy traffic warning

Traffic monitoring system Inrix is ​​reporting that the closure is causing “heavy congestion”.

It says: “Ninian Park Road in both directions blocked, heavy traffic due to police incident from Kitchener Road to Tudor Street. Buses are diverting via Wellington Street.”

07:44Cathy Owen

Buses are being fun

Cardiff Bus has issued a statement saying: “SERVICE UPDATE! Due to a police incident on Ninian Park roadthe number 4 and number 95 services are diverting via Wellington Street until further notice.”

 
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