Mid Wales

Grass fire starters face prosecution, Mid and West Wales fire service warns

People caught starting grass fires in mid and south west Wales will be prosecuted, the fire service has warned.

It comes after 25 acres (10 hectares) of land were destroyed after land was deliberately set alight at Commins Coch Hill near Beulah, Powys.

Crews spent three hours tackling the blaze, which started at about 21:45 BST on Thursday.

Mid and West Wales fire service said it would "vigorously pursue" the culprits.

Will Bowen, head of arson reduction, said it was also hoping to educate young people about the dangers of starting grass fires by visiting schools.

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