There were "150 vehicles on fire" at a Pembrokeshire scrapyard today (Monday, April 15), according to the fire service.

Fire crews from across Pembrokeshire were called to tackle a blaze at Waterston Industrial Estate in Milford Haven at 11.09am.

The fire spread close to nearby properties, forcing residents to evacuate and all roads to be closed in the area.

A spokesperson for Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service said: “At 11.09am on Monday, April 15, the Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock, Narberth, Fishguard, Carmarthen, Tenby and Haverfordwest crews were called to an incident at a commercial premises in the Waterston Industrial Estate, Milford Haven.

“Crews responded to approximately 150 vehicles on fire, at the height of the incident, 12 fire appliances were in attendance. 

“Crews utilised six breathing apparatus sets, nine hose reel jets, two ground monitors and approximately 1,000 litres of foam to extinguish the fire.

“Properties in close proximity to the fire were evacuated and nearby roads were closed.  The incident required a multi-agency response, with Dyfed-Powys Police, the Ambulance Service and the Local Authority also in attendance.

“Crews began to leave the scene at 2.11pm.

“Please be advised that as a precaution:

“If you are in an area still affected by smoke, you are advised to stay indoors, close windows and doors, and turn off any air conditioning or ventilation units.

“Motorists who must travel through areas still affected by smoke should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep air vents closed.”