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Grass fires in Monmouthshire, Gwynedd, Powys and Port Talbot

  • 3-25-2012

Firefighters have tackled a number of grass fires across Wales as the warm weather continued.

In Monmouthshire on Sunday, a grass fire was alight over 10 hectares (25 acres) at Bryn Arw, near Abergavenny.

In Gwynedd, crews dealt with fires at Bangor Mountain and Porthmadog, and in Powys, crews tackled a four-acre fire on Van Mountain in Llanidloes.

There were also fires on Foel Mountain in Cwmafan near Port Talbot, along with another grass fire in Newtown.

Four South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to tackle the blaze at Bryn Arw at 11:08 BST.

Additional help was brought in from a crew from Hereford and Worcester.

Parts of Wales were reported to have had the UK's hottest day of the year so far on Saturday.

Porthmadog in Gwynedd saw a temperature of 21.7C (71F), while the Ceredigion town of Aberystwyth, further along the coast, saw 21.2C (70F).

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