Fire extinguished at National Museum in Cardiff
Fire crews have extinguished a blaze at the National Museum in Cardiff.
Smoke had been seen rising out of the dome of the building and there were a number of fire crews in attendance, and nine fire engines. Firefighters were reported to be shooting water into the dome.
“At approximately 12:06pm on Thursday 8th April 2021 we received reports of a fire at the National Museum Wales, in Cathays, Cardiff,” a fire service spokesperson said.
The National Museum later said: “We can confirm that there was a small fire in the dome at National Museum Cardiff on Thursday lunchtime
“No staff were hurt and no collections were damaged The fire has been successfully extinguished and the fire service are now investigating the source of the fire”
Gwasanaeth Tân De Cymru yn ceisio diffodd tân yn adeilad Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru yng Nghaerdydd.
Dywedodd gohebydd Newyddion S4C, Tomos Evans, fod chwe injan dân i’w gweld ar y safle, a bod diffoddwyr tân yn tynnu rhan o’r to i ffwrdd er mwyn cael gwell mynediad. pic.twitter.com/jlIyALaVDI
— Newyddion S4C (@NewyddionS4C) April 8, 2021
The building will celebrate its centenary next year. It was opened to the public in 1922, with the official opening taking place in 1927.