Grass fires: Long, hot summer blamed for rise in blazes

A long, hot summer is one of the reasons given for a large rise in grass fires.

Wales' fire services were called to 4,015 incidents between April 2018 and March 2019, according to newly-released Welsh Government figures.

The weather meant people were outside for longer and a rise in arson attacks, as well as discarded barbecues, being given as the reason in the number of fires.

This was double the year before.

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