Mid Wales

Three wildfires in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Rhondda Cynon Taff

Fire at Cwm Rheidol Image copyright Phillip Moseley
Image caption A helicopter was needed to drop water on the blaze at Cwm Rheidol

Firefighters across Wales have been tackling three separate wildfires.

Crews returned to the site of a large blaze in Cwm Rheidol, Ceredigion, after it reignited on Friday. They were first called on Tuesday and a helicopter was needed to drop water.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service was also deployed to a grass fire near Pembrey on Friday.

Meanwhile, South Wales fire crews tackled a large blaze on Maerdy mountain in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

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Image caption Smoke from the fire on Maerdy mountain billowed into the air and could be seen from afar

At one point on Tuesday, 28 firefighters were on the scene in Cwm Rheidol and specialists in wildfires joined the battle after wind caused the flames to spread.

The helicopter unloaded 1,000 litres of water per drop - similar to what a fire engine carries in its tank - and made 20 drops an hour on Thursday.

The flames also caused the Vale of Rheidol Railway line to close.

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Image caption Mid West and Wales Fire and Rescue were also called about the blaze on Pembrey mountain
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Image caption Smoke could be seen billowing over trees in Pembrey

In west Wales, crews were called to Pembrey Mountain and smoke could be seen billowing over trees.

The fire on Maerdy mountain caused a bus service to be diverted.

Porthmadog was once again the hottest place in the UK on Friday.

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