Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service tackles fire at Afan Lido
The blaze was tackled by the use of ground monitors and main jets together with high volume pump and aerial appliances.
Firefighters from Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service tackled the fire throughout the night with two pumping appliances and two aerial appliances remaining at the scene damping down the hotspots and making the area safe. No injuries occurred and investigations are currently ongoing as to the cause of the blaze.
Head of Neath Port Talbot Command, Ken Wall, said, "The fire at Afan Lido Aquadome is a great loss to the area and will have a huge impact on the local community." He praised the very quick actions of the Afan Lido staff in evacuating the building in order to ensure the safety of the public who were using the facilities at the time the fire broke out.
A joint meeting was held with the Fire Service, police and Neath Port Talbot Borough Council where it was agreed that once the premises had been secured they would be handed over to Neath Port Talbot Borough Council who had enlisted the services of specialist contractors and engineers who would examine the building and take action as appropriate.
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