Dwelling Fire – Graig View, Ynysddu

At approximately 7:27am on Tuesday 21st May 2019 we received reports of a dwelling fire at Graig View, Ynysddu.

Crews from Aberbargoed and Risca arrived at scene, affected a rescue and extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet, thermal image cameras and breathing apparatus.

Firefighters provided resuscitation and medical intervention at scene prior to arrival of paramedics and one person was taken to Morriston Hospital via air ambulance to be treated for their injuries.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager Jason Evans said: ‘We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding, while our firefighters and partners attended the scene. Our thoughts are with those involved at this time. On this occasion a smoke alarm detected the fire and I would like to remind members of the community of the importance of ensuring they have fully working smoke and heat detectors and that these are checked regularly. ’

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.