Agencies team up after Pontypool ski slope destroyed in fire
Date of alert:
Thursday, 1 September 2022
Wales - Gwent Police
EMERGENCY services have teamed up to tackle what has been described as "an increase in fires" after Pontypool ski slope was destroyed in a blaze last week.
Members of Pontypool Ski Racing visted the ski slope on the morning of Saturday, August 27, to find that the top section of the slope had been completely destroyed by fire.
The wooden supports had been almost entirely burned away, with the slope material itself severely damaged.
A spokesperson for Pontypool Ski Racing, who run the slope, said they were "devastated" to discover the damage to the slope.
Now, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) have teamed up with Gwent Police, Torfaen Leisure Trust and Torfaen Community Safety to tackle the issue.
Since branding the fire deliberate, SWFRS have worked in partnership with the other agencies "to tackle an increase in fires affecting the slope and Pontypool Park".