Authorities set new approach to tackling spate of grass fires

A new approach on tackling the vast number of grassland fires that have threatened communities right across Wales has been set at a conference in Cardiff. Since the beginning of the month firefighters have dealt with 1,200 fires that were deliberately started.

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Firefighters spend 17 hours tackling grassfire

Around 45 firefighters and eight engines tackled the grassfire blaze on the mountain above Godre’r Graig in the Swansea Valley on Tuesday.

Firefighter Sion Phillips from Amman Valley Fire Station. Credit:

The fire began around 8am before spreading across 176 hectares of grass, gorse and forestry which were destroyed.

Emergency services believe the fire was started deliberately and urge people with information to call the police.

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