Wales

Rhondda: Porth Park grass fire out as crews kept busy

Fire above Morriston as viewed from Llansamlet
Image caption Crews have tackled several grass fires around south Wales this week, including this one near Swansea

South Wales firefighters say a large grass blaze in the Rhondda is out, but other small fires have continued to keep crews busy overnight.

A large area of scrubland above Porth Park burned for much of Saturday, but was out shortly after 21:00 BST.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service also dealt with several others, including a deliberate grass fire at Tonyrefail Comprehensive School.

About 15 small grass fires were also reported overnight in the Swansea area.

However, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there were no major incidents.

No grass fires were reported overnight in north Wales.

Across Wales, nearly 200 fires have been tackled since March, with many started deliberately.

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