17 June 2014

Firefighters are still tackling a fire at a recycling centre in Pontyclun, Wales.

The blaze, at the Celtic Waste Management Services site, started yesterday morning (Tuesday 16 June).

At its height, there were 11 crews in attendance.

Three crews are still tackling the fire and a water bowser and hose-laying vehicle are at the scene,

Natural Resources Wales is investigating ways to remove the remaining waste material.

Commercial buildings, non-domestic and multi-occupancy premises in England and Wales are already forced to undertake a 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

While the overwhelming majority of premises do this, if the assessment is thought to have been carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or up to two years in prison.