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Helicopter gathers water to fight Wattsville mountain fire

A firefighting helicopter has been caught on camera gathering water from a reservoir to tackle a mountain blaze in the south Wales valleys.

The helicopter has been dropping up to a tonne of water at a time on 40 hectares (100 acres) in pine forest at Wattsville, near Caerphilly, which caught fire on Wednesday.

The footage was captured by Gavin Oliver.

  • 19 Jul 2013