Abertillery man charged with arson after Crumlin crisp factory fire
A 30-year-old man is due to appear before magistrates on Saturday morning charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a crisp factory in Crumlin burned down.
Workers at the Real Crisp factory on the Pen Y Fan Industrial Estate in Crumlin had to be evacuated in the early hours of Thursday morning because of the blaze
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it received a call at 3.18am to Sirhowy Valley Foods.
Sixty-five firefighters from 20 stations were sent to the incident. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that on arrival at 3.30am, three-quarters of the building was ablaze.
Firefighters managed to contain and extinguish the fire quickly.
Gwent Police said a man from Abertillery will appear at Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning.