Firemen were called in to tackle a blaze that broke out among vans at South Wales’ Ferraris Bakery last night.

Three lorries were damaged in the fire outside the plant at Hirwaun in the Cynon Valley, but the bakery itself was unaffected, according to a source.

The fire broke out on the same day that Best Bakeries, which owns the plant, applied for administration and laid off around 50 staff.

Forty-two employees remain at the plant and business will continue as usual. Ferraris’ shops will continue to be supplied with products, a spokesperson told the BBC.

It is not the first time the plant has run into trouble - it went into administration in 2006 under previous owners Cleary Foods.

Current owners Best Bakeries bought the business from administrators Begbies Traynor in February 2007, saving 600 jobs.

The bakery was severely damaged by a blaze in April 2007.