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Grass fires continue

Firefighters have been receiving hundreds of calls as grass fires continue to break out.

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Crews tackle more grass fires

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have been dealing with two large grass fires overnight. Crews spent much of the night tackling a blaze near Llangollen, Denbighshire, that spread across one hectare of land. It was brought under control at around five o'clock this morning.

Four pumps and three off road vehicles were used during the peak of the fire. Fire-fighters will return later this morning to reinspect the area.

In Llanuwchllyn near Bala, Gwynedd, a fire swept across 40 hectares last night. Three fire engines and an off road vehicle spent more than five hours dealing with the gorse fire.

South Wales Fire and Rescue say there were also a number of grass fires around Merthyr and Blaenavon.

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