Grass fires break out after dry weather

Grass fire at Llantysilio A fire at Llantysilio, near Llangollen, was originally started as part of controlled burning

Related Stories

Fire crews across Wales have been tackling a spate of grass fires following several days of dry weather.

On Monday evening South Wales Fire Service were called to two fires in Maesteg, near Bridgend, behind the High Street and the town's fire station.

Crews were also called to Rhydyfelin near Pontypridd, New Tredegar near Caerphilly and Sirhowy mountain near Ebbw Vale.

Grass fires also broke out in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Llangollen.

Mid and West Wales fire crews responded to incidents at locations including Morriston, Upper Brynamman and Horeb, near Carmarthen.

A spokeswoman for the service said all the fires were under one hectare (2.5 acres) in size.

In north Wales three engines were called to a fire at Llantysilio, near Llangollen, which affected two hectares of land shortly after 17:00 GMT.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it was originally started as part of controlled burning which then spread.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Wales stories

RSS

Features

  • SyedTanks not toys

    Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza


  • Detail from Gin Lane by HogarthMother's ruin

    The time when gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine


  • Boy with head stuck in railingsSmall Data

    Heads stuck in banisters - the official statistics


  • Graphic of plane flying across the sunGlobal travel Watch

    Where does the world go on holiday?


  • The two sisters in their bakeryBaking hot

    Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in the desert


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.