South East Wales

South Wales fire crews tackle grass and gorse blazes

Nant Ddu Lodge, near Merthyr Image copyright Gareth James/Geograph
Image caption One of the fires is near Nant Ddu Lodge

Fire crews are tackling a series of grass and gorse fires across south Wales.

Firefighters were called to a blaze, now stretching over six miles (10km), near Nant Ddu Lodge hotel, north of Merthyr Tydfil, at 16:00 BST.

Meanwhile, about 20 firefighters are at the scene of a mountain fire at Cwm Cadlan, Penderyn, near Aberdare.

Crews from Aberdare and Tonypandy are using leaf blowers, beaters and a 4x4 vehicle to tackle the blaze.

Crews have also dealt with smaller grass and gorse fires in Ebbw Vale, Pontypridd, Mountain Ash, Treorchy and the Merthyr Vale area.

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