Blue Diamond Cardiff hit by fire five years after burning to the ground

A garden centre in Cardiff has caught on fire, two years after re-opening following a devastating blaze.
 
A fire destroyed Blue Diamond Garden centre on Newport Road, St Mellons in 2013.
 
Firefighters were able to contain the flames to stop them spreading but huge amounts of stock has succumbed to the flames.

Blue Diamond Cardiff struck by a fire again

In the early hours on Sunday August 26, staff at the garden centre found out a fire had broken out.
 
All franchise tenants at the centre including will remain closed until further notice.
 
Staff at the centre are having to work their contracted hours in other garden centres to earn their pay.
 
None of the franchises were available to comment.
 
A spokesperson for Blue Diamond group, said: “We are aware of a small bin fire on the outside of the premises. The cause of which is unknown.
 
“A small amount of damage had occurred to the side of the building.
 
“The fire was extinguished as our on-site video surveillance systems picked this up and alerted the emergency services.
 
“The police are investigating the incident.
 
“One concession is affected and will close for a short while whilst we make necessary repairs.”
A spokesperson for South Wales Fire, said: “We received a call at 5.49am to reports of a fire at a commercial business in Trowbridge.
 
“Crews from Roath and Duffryn went to contain the fire.
 
“The incident is now with the South Wales Police.”

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