A road closure was put in place on the A40 last night (Thursday) after a van was completely destroyed by a fire. 

The Thursday night (November 11) incident, on the Llandeilo to Carmarthen road, saw emergency services called to the scene at around 8.38pm.

Dyfed-Powys Police officers closed the road as fire crew from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service got the fire under control.

The van fire was on the stretch of the A40 at Nantgaredig.

The road was reopened at 11.30pm and officers have confirmed that no one was hurt.

A statement from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 08:38pm on Thursday, November 11, firefighters from Carmarthen attended a vehicle fire on the A40 between Pontargothi and Dryslwyn, Nantgaredig.

“The incident involved a small van which was destroyed by the fire.

“The crew extinguished the fire using a breathing apparatus set, two hose reel jets and small gear.

“The Police were also in attendance. The Fire Service left the incident at 10:55pm.”

A police spokeswoman added: “Dyfed-Powys Police received a report of a van on fire on the A40 at Nantgaredig at 8.46pm on Thursday, November 11. Neither the driver nor anyone else was injured.

“The road fully re-opened at around 11.30pm.”