South East Wales

Pontsticill Reservoir grass fire spreads across six miles

Pontsticill Reservoir Image copyright Roy Gray | Geograph

Firefighters are dealing with a large grass fire at Pontsticill Reservoir, near Merthyr Tydfil.

The blaze has spread across a six mile (10km) area of the site in the Brecon Beacons, according to South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

A helicopter is assisting in the operation with fire crews from Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil.

Firefighters tackled a series of grass and gorse fires across south Wales on Friday.

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