Powys fire crews were called out to tackle a house fire as slates flew off the roof of the building.

Firefighters were called to tackle the house fire on Cradoc Road in Brecon on Tuesday (January 23) after a fire reignited at the property from the night before.  

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service scrambled crews from Brecon, Builth Wells and Crickhowell to tackle the blaze.


The service had to call in for assistance as the fire got worse and the high winds began to cause roof slates to fly off the building and land on nearby roads 

This led to Powys County Council to close nearby roads as firefighters tackled the fire which was deep within the property catching the timber joist.

After two hours the fire was put out and the house was made secure.

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 15.30pm on Tuesday, January 23, the Brecon, Builth Wells and Crickhowell crews were called to a domestic fire incident in Pwllycalch, Cradoc Road, Brecon.

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"Crews responded to a re-ignition of fire that occurred overnight. Fire spread to the inside of the property and in the timber joist.

"Crews utilised two hose reel jets, two breathing apparatus, two thermal imaging cameras, small gear, Dewalt saw and lighting to extinguish the fire and make the scene safe."

The spokesperson added that nearby roads were closed during the incident, with windy weather adding to the challenges.

"Local Powys Council were in attendance to close road due to high winds, which were causing slates to fly off.

"The crews left the scene at 17:48pm."