Blaze at Llanelli URC

From the Llanelli Star on 14 August 2015:

“FIVE youths have been arrested following last night’s fire at an old Llanelli Church. Llanelli Park United Reform Church on Murray Street was all but destroyed by the blaze that kept 40 fire fighters tied up for hours. And as investigations into the cause of the fire continue today, police have confirmed a 16-year-old boy and four 15-year-olds have been arrested in connection with the incident. They remain in police custody at this time.

The blaze swept through the church at 7pm last night and was not brought under control until around midnight. It brought the roof down and threatened to spread to surrounding properties. Llanelli’s town and county councillor John Jenkins said: “It’s a miracle nobody’s been hurt or more damage done to neighbouring properties.”

Around 50 people had to be evacuated from their homes and many remain unable to get home while engineers assess the remains of the building. A police spokeswoman said: “Five youths have been arrested in connection with the incident – a 16 year old boy and four 15 year old boys. They are in police custody.”

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