South East Wales

Grass fire blazes near homes in Ferndale, Rhondda

Grass fire

Residents are being told to close their windows as firefighters tackle a second grass fire close to houses in Rhondda.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called an 25 hectare (61.7 acre) blaze in Pontygwaith, Ferndale at about 13:40 BST on Wednesday.

The fire took four hours to get under control, using tactical burning.

Shortly after crews left a second mountain fire began. One crew returned to tackle the blaze.

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