Large grass fire out after causing disruption in Porthcawl

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says a fire involving two acres of gorse on the seafront in Porthcawl has been put out after burning for almost 24 hours.

Porthcawl fire 'likely to take 24 hours to put out'

Jennie Griffiths from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says that the large fire in Porthcawl involved around two acres of thick gorse which is well alight - and firefighting efforts are likely to continue for 24 hours.

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Update porthcawl: fire involving 2acres of thick gorse well alight. Incident is deep seated + likely to be protracted for 24hrs

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Update Porthcawl: Crews have also requested a JCB as this is a deep seated fire which will require digging out

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Update Porthcawl: Crews have requested a welfare unit at scene they have been firefighting for 3hrs + require supply of drinking water

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Fears Porthcawl fire may spread

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says around 25 firefighters are now tackling a large blaze on the seafront in Porthcawl.

A fire service spokesperson confirmed they are trying to bring the fire under control quickly, due to concerns it may spread, in a strong breeze.

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The incident at Porthcawl now has 5 fire appliances, 2 water bowsers, 1 4x4 and 3 officers, including 1 wildfire officer. #SWControl KA

Disruption in Porthcawl due to grass fire

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said around 70 square metres of grass was "well alight" on the seafront in Porthcawl.

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Approx 70sqm of grass well alight at The Esplanade/West Drive area in Porthcawl. 5 appliances and a wildfire officer in att. #SWControl KA

South Wales Police is advising drivers to stay away from the Locks Common area, with road closures due to the blaze.

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#Bridgend#Police advise motorists to stay away from Locks Common area #Porthcawl due to road closures as a result of large grass fire (gc)

Large grass fire in Porthcawl

This photograph shows smoke from the fire billowing over Porthcawl. Credit: Lloyd Williams

There is a large grass fire on the seafront in Porthcawl.

Five fire appliances are fighting the blaze, which has caused road closures in the West Drive and Locks Common area.

Firefighters are tackling the seafront blaze. Credit: Benjamin Rock