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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More grass fires overnight as fire crews kept busy

Fire crews across Wales have had another busy night tackling grass fires.

A view of grass fires on the mountain at Clydach Vale at the weekend. Credit: ITV Wales News / Rob Osborne

In the North firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze at Llandecwyn near Harlech having been called out at around 7pm. The fire front is said to be half a mile wide.

Crews will return to the scene later of two fires at Foel Mountain near Cwmafan and at Godr'r Graig near Pontardawe.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has been called out to incidents at Newport, Maesteg, Abertillery, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cross Keys, Trehafod and Mountain Ash.

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