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Fire crews tackle large garage blaze in Milford Haven

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ON Friday, June 7, fire crews from four different stations were summoned to combat an industrial fire in Pembrokeshire. The blaze broke out at a two-storey building on St Peter’s Road in Milford Haven, caused extensive damage, including the destruction of two vehicles.

The alarm was raised at 8:53 am, by staff and customers at Tesco who saw smoke rising, mobilising firefighters from Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock, and Carmarthen Fire Stations. Upon arrival, the crews were confronted with a tyre fire that had rapidly spread to an adjacent industrial garage.

The fire, originating from a pile of tyres, had engulfed the first floor of the garage, severely compromising the roof structure. A vehicle was also damaged, with plastic parts melted.

Firefighters engaged in a strenuous battle against the flames for over three and a half hours.

Their efforts involved the deployment of one turntable ladder appliance, two hose reel jets, foam, and the use of two thermal imaging cameras to locate and extinguish hotspots.

Additionally, four breathing apparatus sets were utilised to ensure the safety of the crew members in the hazardous environment.

The exhaustive firefighting operation concluded with the last crew departing the scene at 12:36 pm. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the swift response and coordinated effort of the fire crews undoubtedly prevented further destruction.

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Police appeal for information following assault at railway station

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OFFICERS in Pembrokeshire are investigating a report of an assault on a woman that happened outside Haverfordwest Railway Station at approximately 8:10pm on Monday (Jun 17).

One man, aged 49, was arrested on suspicion of common assault and remains in police custody.

Did you witness the assault or have any information that could help officers with their investigation? If so, get in touch:

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Busy weekend for the rescue team at HM Coastguard Dale

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HM Coastguard Dale said they were paged at 05.35 HRS to assist police in the Milford Haven area on Sunday (Jun 16).

Police received a call at 5am, raising concern for the welfare of an individual.

The individual is now safe they said.

Angle Lifeboat RNLI also attended the incident

Then at 10.13 HRS the team were called on again after a vessel reported a person face down on a cliff near Wooltack point. The team made their way to the scene and rendezvous with NCI Wooltack Point. It was quickly ascertained that this was a false call with good intentions. Team then stood down.

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Tributes paid to ‘much-loved’ couple who died in A477 collision

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THE FAMILIES of a much-loved couple who died in a collision on the A477 on Thursday, June 13, 2024, have paid tribute to them.

Katie Worrell, aged 25, and Adam Muskett, aged 27, were involved in a two-vehicle collision between Llanddowror and Red Roses at around 4pm on Thursday, June 13. Two cars were involved in the collision – a black Jaguar and a black Ford Fiesta.

A statement from Katie’s family said: “Katie was a much-loved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin. She lived life to the full, loving to travel and achieving so much in such a short time, she graduated with a Masters and worked hard. She loved her friends and Adam beyond words. Katie was kind, caring and beautiful and our lives will never be the same without her.”

Adam’s family have issued a statement to say: “Adam, our loving son, brother, grandson and nephew. He loved life, his friends, Tenby, football and Katie very much. How do we move on without you, your big kind heart and cheeky smile. We are heartbroken and forever proud.”

Anyone travelling on the A477, at or near to that location at the time, is requested to contact Police.

Investigating officers would particularly like to speak to any motorists who were in the area at that time who have dash cam in their vehicles.

Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101.

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