Llanfihangel Crucorney grass fire hit by strong winds

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Firefighters tackling a grass blaze in Monmouthshire have been forced to retreat for their own safety.

The decision was taken in high winds and darkness at Llanfihangel Crucorney, near Abergavenny.

Crews from Abergavenny, Blaenavon and Brynmawr had been tackling the blaze among bracken since early evening on Friday.

The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says the area will now be left to burn itself out.

The fire teams were called to an area near Pen-y-Garn farm at about 17:30 GMT.

The initial fire had spread across an area of 1 sq km (0.4 sq mi) on the mountainside.

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