South East Wales

'No regard' for animals after 36 grass fires in 30 hours

Grass fires
Image caption Fire crews have been tackling blazes across south east Wales

Firefighters have condemned arsonists for showing "no regard for livestock" after 36 grass fires were deliberately started in just 30 hours.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews in 39 fire engines have spent 19 hours tackling blazes since Saturday morning.

The service said this was the time of year when people start deliberately setting fire to grass.

Crews have tackled fires in various parts of south east Wales.

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Image caption Lambs can be burnt in deliberately started grassfires at this time of year
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