Large grass fire breaks out in Sirhowy Valley

Fire crews are currently tackling a large grass fire that's spread to 250 hectares of land in Wattsville. Firefighters across the south Wales valleys spent much of today tackling grass fires around the region.

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Dramatic images taken as Wattsville fire spreads

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says the fire in the Sirhowy Valley has devastated 300 hectares of forest and grassland.

Scores of firefighters have been tackling the blaze at Wattsville which will be left to burn until later this morning when the area can be assessed from the air.

At one stage it threatened nearby homes.

It is thought to have been started deliberately. People can call 101 if they saw saw something suspicious.

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