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Fire probe at Rogerstone's Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

  • 11-12-2011

The cause of a fire at a canal heritage centre in Newport is under investigation.

South Wales Fire and Rescue say they found two separate seats of fire in the café and office at Fourteen Locks Canal Centre in Rogerstone.

Three appliances, including a water bowser, tackled the blaze in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canal Trust runs the centre.

It is restoring the locks and leases the centre from Newport City Council.

The trust and council have secured more than £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other groups to restore two pairs of locks, originally named Cefn Flight.

The plan is restore all the locks which served the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Gwent Police are examining CCTV footage at the centre, which attracts around 50,000 visitors a year.

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