Massive fire tears through Swansea industrial estate as crew battles huge blaze

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Firefighters are battling against a huge blaze tearing through an industrial estate.

The DBC Recycling unit which houses as metal waste at Players Yard Industrial Estate in Swansea, South Wales, has become engulfed in flames.

Large plumes of smoke from the scene can be seen from as far as the M4, with the fire service desperately trying to control the situation.

Residents in the area of Swansea have been told by South Wales Police to keep their doors and windows shut for their own safety.

Police said: "South Wales Police were notified of a fire at an industrial yard on the Players Industrial Estate in Clydach at around 12:15pm today.

"Officers have been deployed in support of the fire service which is dealing with the incident.

"Local residents are advised to keep their doors and windows closed as a precaution."

Fire crews from Morriston, Neath and Pontardawe are all in attendance near the DBC Recycling at unit 7, Players Industrial Estate in Clydach.

A water bowser from Tumble is also on its way, WalesOnline reports.

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A nearby car dealership owner said he rushed to the site immediately after receiving a call warning him about the fire.

Kyle Hathaway who owns CSK Cars and Commercials, thanks the fire service for preventing the blaze reaching his business.

Kyle said: "I had a call to tell me what had happened and to keep an eye on it. I was worried that if the fire got out of control and caught the cars it could have been even worse. I've been going back and forth to make sure it's all ok.

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"The fire service did a great job in getting there quickly and controlling it."

Another local businessman said he and his team are 'choking on fumes'.

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Mike Davies, owner of Supaheat Fuels, said: "It just came over our yard, this black smoke. At the moment we're choking on fumes. The fire service weren't long getting here.

"We haven't had any customers since it happened, one of our lorries went to come down the road and they would not let them down here for a while."

The Welsh Ambulance Service has said no ambulances have been called to the fire despite its clear devastation of the industrial estate.

A spokesman for the service said. "Welsh Ambulance Service Trust has two crews from our Hazardous Area Response Team on standby at the site to support colleagues in the fire service."

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