A huge fire has broken out in Cardiff city centre as firefighters battle flames at an electrical sub station. At least 50 firefighters have rushed to the scene. The public have been asked to stay away and all bus routes have been diverted.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a three-storey adjacent building had been “heavily smoked”. A spokeswoman for Western Power Distribution confirmed they received a call from the fire service at 12.46pm about a fire next to its sub station.
“We took 24 customers off supply for safety reasons”, she said. “We are assessing the damage. Those customers could be off for a couple of hours.”