Quick-thinking builders and a rapid response from fire crews saved a listed Goodwick building from being destroyed by fire yesterday (Friday) afternoon.

Fire engines from St Davids and Haverfordwest attended the fire at Rosslyn, opposite the Rose and Crown pub.

The wooden house was built in 1902 and is currently undergoing renovation.

It is understood that the fire started in a panel of bitumen located under wooden fascia boards on the exterior of the building and could have been caused by heated paint strippers being used on the building the previous day (Thursday).

Goodwick builder, Ronnie Evans, who is in charge of the renovation said that he and his team had received a call saying the house was on fire while they were working on another job locally.

They got to the incident within minutes and started to extinguish the fire with buckets of water brought out from the house.

“If we hadn’t put the water on when we did it could have all gone up in five or ten minutes,” he said.

Fire fighters used hose reel jets to further extinguish the blaze. A thermal imaging camera was used to check the fire was completely out.

Crews used crow bars to prize up the metal roof of the building and remove exterior fascia panels in order to damp down roof timbers and ensure the fire was completely out.

The road at Station Hill was closed for just under an hour.

The house is currently uninhabited and there were no injuries.