Credit: South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews remain on the scene of a major fire in Monmouth this morning.

An update from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service that was released yesterday (Monday 23rd May) said:

Multiple crews from Fire and Rescue Stations across South Wales, including Monmouth, Caerphilly and Maindee, are currently in attendance at the scene of a large fire in Monmouth alongside emergency service colleagues and partners agencies.

At approximately 9:20am on Monday 23 May 2022, we responded to reports of a fire on Monnow Street in Monmouth. Upon arrival, crews faced a large, well-developed fire affecting a commercial property.

At this time, the fire is contained to one property and has not spread to neighbouring properties. The road remains closed at this time and crews will remain at the scene until the area is made safe.

It is advised that anyone needing to travel to or from the following schools to plan alternative routes/transportation:

  • Monmouth Comprehensive School
  • Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools (girls and boys)

We urge the public to avoid the area and to continue following the advice and guidance of Gwent Police and Monmouthshire County Council.