Grass fires around Wales

There have been hundreds of grass fires around Wales over the last week. One of the largest, around 30-35 hectares, burned overnight on Wednesday in Swansea.

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Garnswllt blaze prompts further grass fire warnings

This Holyhead fire saw 1,000 square meters of gorse and bracken alight Credit: North Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Fire services continue to issue warnings about the dangers of grass fires as crews fight blazes across Wales.

Crews are currently tackling a fire covering 60 hectares at Garnswllt near Ammanford. There have been other blazes near Swansea and Tonypandy in the Rhondda.

Swansea grass fire covered 'roughly 70 football fields'

A grass fire that broke out in Swansea yesterday evening covered 30-35 hectares - the equivalent of 70 football pitches.

Gwyn Lewis, station manager at Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, told ITV Cymru Wales fire crews received 160 alerts for the same incident - the first at 8.20pm.

Welsh firefighters have dealt with more than 250 grassland fires over the last week, with incidents from Anglesey to the South Wales valleys.

Wales' three fire services all report grass fires

Wales' three fire services have all been tackling grass fires over the last few days.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said on Wednesday morning that it had received 332 calls reporting fires over 24 hours.

It reported large fires around Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Hengoed, Abercynon, Maesteg, Treherbert and Tonypandy.

Firefighters from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service worked through last night to bring under control a very large grass fire in the Morriston area of Swansea.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service dealt with a large fire at Cae Bog, Holyhead, on Tuesday evening.

The Holyhead fire saw 1,000 square meters of gorse and bracken alight. Credit: North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Firefighters still tackling blaze

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#mynydgelliwastad Fire control still receiving calls to large grass fire on Mynydd Gelliwastad area Fire crews monitoring fire and property

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#mynyddgelliwastad Fire crews still in attendance at large grass fire on Mynyd Gelliwastad Craigcefnparc and Graigfelin Morriston Clydach

Grass fire still burning in Swansea

Around six hectares on Mynydd Gelliwastad above Morriston have been affected. Credit: Viewer's picture / Bernice Wiemers-Rowden

Firefighters are this morning still tackling a grass fire in Swansea.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service described it as a "very large fire" that was "being allowed to burn", and surrounding properties have been monitored through the night.

These pictures were taken last night, looking from Llansamlet. Credit: Viewer's picture / Bernice Wiemers-Rowden
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