The fire was at Swansea University’s Bay Campus on Fabian Way. Swansea University has since stated that the fire was successfully extinguished and that the campus will be reopened tomorrow.
A BBC Wales journalist tweeted regarding the incident: “Reports of 5 fire engines at Swansea University Bay Campus.
“The University says it’s aware of a fire and that the fire service is attending, and will provide updates in due course.
“I understand no one was in the building at the time.”
The Bay Campus cost £450 million to build and is used by around 5,000 students and 1,000 staff.
Swansea fire: Huge plume of black smoke and flames rises from university building
The Bay Campus was opened in 2015.
Swansea University tweeted: “Firefighters from @mawwfire have successfully extinguished the fire at the Bay Campus which was contained within Engineering Central.
“No persons have been reported inside the building.
“The campus is operating normally.
“Thank you to the firefighters for their swift response.”
Swansea University’s COO Andrew Rhodes tweeted: “I am very grateful to everyone from @mawwfire and @SwanseaUni for such a fast response to a fire at one of our buildings this evening.
“The fire was thankfully tackled very quickly.
“The University will be operating tomorrow as planned.”
Source Daily Express :: UK Feed