Grass fires break out in north and south Wales in dry weather

  • 8 June 2013
  • From the section Wales

Fire crews in Wales have been tackling a series of grass fires which have broken out in the dry weather.

South Wales fire crews have dealt with a 110 hectare (271 acre) fire on the Rhigos mountain.

A large blaze at Glyncorrwg, near Port Talbot, was still burning on Saturday afternoon after breaking out shortly before 01:00 BST.

In south Gwynedd fire crews have been fighting the second blaze at Cwm Sylfaen near Barmouth in two days.

They were called out just after 08:30 BST on Saturday to the three hectare (7.5 acre) site.

Other grass fires have broken out at Cymmer, Porth, Bedlinog, Maerdy mountain and St Mellons in south Wales.

There are no reports of any injuries.

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