Swansea Fforestfach fire
16 june 2011
The fire at the former Mettoys factory in Fforestfach has been burning for over a week and will not be fully extinguished until next month.
The former Mettoys factory where the shredded tyres were being stored was largely demolished so firefighters could gain access to the burning material.
A blaze within a Swansea factory containing some 5,000 tonnes of shredded tyres has been extinguished after three weeks. Fire crews had battled the fire at the former Mettoys factory since June 16 and gaining the upper hand required demolishing a good part of the building so that the burning waste could be removed an immersed in large tanks of water.