Fire service issues 'loss-of-life' warning after arson attack on house in Swansea

Fire crews at the scene of the blaze
-Credit: (Image: Mid and West Wales Fire Service)

A fire at a derelict property in Swansea is believed to have been started deliberately. Mid and West Wales Fire Service and South Wales Police attended a property at Dunvant Road on Wednesday, July 10.

Crews from Swansea west, Swansea central and Gorseinon spent three hours at the scene looking to bring the blaze under control, whilst police assisted with road traffic management. The fire service, in a statement, has now underlined how arson is a serious offence which can "cause large-scale damage and loss of life". For the latest Swansea news, sign up to our newsletter here.

A statement from Mid and West Wales Fire Service read: "At 7.24pm on Wednesday, July 10, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews from Swansea West, Gorseinon and Swansea Central fire stations were called to an incident on Dunvant Road, Swansea.

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"Crews responded to a fire located on the first floor and attic space of a derelict property and utilised one hose reel jet, one 13.5 metre ladder, one seven metre ladder, one short extension ladder, two breathing apparatus sets and four thermal imaging cameras to extinguish the fire.

They were at the scene for hours
They were at the scene for hours -Credit:Mid and West Wales Fire Service

"Crews continued to dampen down hotspots after the fire had been extinguished. South Wales Police was also in attendance to assist with traffic management as one side of the road was closed during the incident. Crews left the scene at 10.29pm.

"It is believed that this fire was started deliberately. Arson is a serious criminal offence which can potentially cause large-scale damage and even loss of life. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has a variety of arson reduction and fire setting prevention programmes to protect the communities it serves." Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news.