LIVE: A huge blaze is currently being tackled by fifty firefighters on City Road
The blaze started around 6pm this evening
A huge blaze has been tearing its way through a shop on City Road for nearly two hours.
Over fifty firefighters from around the Cardiff area are currently trying to tackle the fire, which began at the Machine Mart building, a discount furniture store, on the popular City Road this evening.
Fifteen emergency calls were reported to the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service. There are reports that the roof of the building has collapsed and the fire is spreading.
The Machine Mart building is situated next to a Greene King pub which is also currently closed.
Rebecca, studying Earth Science and Environment Studies, said: “We were just walking up to the bus stop and it was all cornered off.”
Second year Jack, who studies Earth and Environmental Studies at Cardiff, added: “We noticed there was smoke coming rom the building and we were worried what it was, so we came down to have a look then we saw the furniture shop was on fire.”
There are currently no reports that anyone has been hurt.
Updates to follow.