Europe's largest motorcycle mail-order business gutted by fire
A FIRE has gutted the 54,000sqft warehouse of M&P Motorcycles in Gorseinon, Swansea.
The fire was reported to the authorities at 23:30 on Saturday 25th June and by midnight, eyewitnesses said that almost three-quarters of the building was ablaze.
Steve Bryant from Mid West Wales Fire and Rescue said the fire developed very quickly and required the services to work throughout the night to ensure that the fire didn't move to a furniture warehouse next door. Thankfully, no-one was injured in the blaze.
The fire is only a couple of miles away from the old Mettoys factory in Fforessfatch which caught fire on the 16th of June, burning thousands of tyres. It is still burning today.
An investigation is being launched into the fire at M&P Motorcycles, meanwhile M&P have closed their website and Busters, another motorcycle mail-order company, have also closed their website as they share the same warehouse as M&P.
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M&P is back!!! website now reads:
Update 01/07/2011 Following a major fire in the early hours of Sunday 26th June at our distribution warehouse in Gorseinon, Swansea we can now confirm the facility has been completely destroyed by the incident. We have secured temporary office and storage space, workshop, showroom and telesales facilities in a location just opposite the original site. Telesales lines are NOW operational but are limited, please bear with us Tel 0844 815 6571 Other facilities will be open from Saturday 2nd July, opening times are - Shop Workshop Bike Sales Mon – Fri 9.00 – 6.00 9.00 – 5.30 9.00 – 5.30 Sat 9.00 – 5.00 9.00 – 4.00 9.00 – 4.00 Sun 10.00 – 4.00 10.00 – 4.00 Closed Finks diner will also be open with a limited menu from July 2nd We appreciate your custom over the years and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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