An investigation into a blaze which gutted a fishing tackle shop has found that it started accidentally.
Twenty firefighters from Bridgend, Ogmore Vale and Pencoed used hose reel jets to fight the fire at Keen’s Tackle Shop, Aberkenfig, near Bridgend, which started at around 7.40pm on Tuesday, November 8.
Bridgend Road was closed while the fire was fought. No-one was injured.
The day after the fire Jeff Keen, who has run the tackle shop and neighbouring gun shop for 38 years, said the tackle shop was “totally gutted”.
But his gun shop, Keen’s Guns, remains open for business and is also selling fishing bait.
A spokeswoman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “Following the incident at Keen’s Tackle Shop on November 8, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service undertook a fire investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Following this process, a fire investigation report deemed the incident to have been caused by an accidental ignition.
“SWFRS urges its business community to ensure that they have suitable fire prevention resources in place and to undertake fire risk assessments to protect their business from risk. “