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.

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The blaze is currently still active on City Road

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.

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The scene before the flames spread

The Machine Mart building is situated next to a Greene King pub which is also currently closed.

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There are reports that the roof has collapsed

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Eyewitnesses Rebecca and James saw the smoke when they were waiting for their bus

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.