Fire at Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot extinguished


A blaze that broke out at the Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot has been extinguished.

The Mid and West Wales Fire Service said it was alerted shortly after 8am to reports of the blaze and six crews were dispatched.

Images on social media showed flames and smoke coming from the site.

Appliances from Port Talbot, Neath, Morriston and an aerial appliance from Swansea West attended the scene in south Wales.

"I can confirm that the fire has been extinguished and the power supply has been re-established at the plant," a brigade spokeswoman said.

"The crews are beginning to leave but some are staying to monitor the situation should anything escalate."

Last month, Tata announced 750 job cuts at the site, among 1,050 across the UK.