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Gorse fire in Rhewl near Llangollen – update 2.6.21 9.30am


One appliance and one wild fire unit are still in attendance at the mountain fire in Rhewl this morning. Firefighters are damping down hotspots on the mountain.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 1.13pm yesterday (Tuesday 1st June) reporting the fire.

Fire crews worked with colleagues from Natural Resources Wales, Denbighshire Wardens from Denbighshire County Council, North Wales Police and the 4 x 4 volunteer group to bring the incident under control.

A helicopter attended and dropped water on the incident to help extinguish the fire. The fire was under control around 9pm last night.

Approximately 1km square of gorse, undergrowth and forestry was affected and the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Paul Jenkinson, Senior Operations Manager, said: “Please continue to avoid this area whilst crews are dealing with the incident. We will have a number of vehicles in the area again today and we are asking the public to assist us by staying away from this area until the incident is over.

“This incident highlights the importance of partnership working with our colleagues from the other agencies to be able to bring it under control quickly and safely. Our crews worked extremely hard on the mountain yesterday in very hot conditions and I would like to thank everyone who assisted with this incident.”



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