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Fire crews tackle Snowdonian grass fires

North Wales Fire and Rescue are tackling three separate mountain fires on the edge of Snowdonia. Appliances from Llanberis, Bangor and Menai Bridge are trying to bring the fire at Moel y Ci, near Bethesda under control.

Fire engines from Caernarfon and Porthmadog have also been dealing with a gorse fire at Ceunant, near Caernarfon. An area of around 100 square metres of gorse and bracken has also caught fire at Rachub in Gwynedd. North Wales fire service had already dealt with 52 similar fires since last Thursday.

Fire crews report hundreds of grass fire call-outs

Welsh fire services say they have been called out to hundreds of grass fires since the beginning of the recent dry spell. They are warning people to take extra care as the weather is forecast to remain dry.

  • South Wales Fire and Rescue - 102 fires since Sunday
  • Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue - 340 calls to fires since Saturday
  • North Wales Fire and Rescue - 52 fires since Thursday

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Grass fire spreads to house

30 firefighters attended the incident in Pontardawe Credit: ITV News Wales

30 firefighters were called to a property in Woodmans Terrace, Ystalyfera near Swansea after a grass fire spread to a house and garage.

Mid and West Wales fire service feared there were gas canisters stored in the garage and the electricity board was called to cut off the power supply to the street.


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