23/04/2015

Overnight Mountain Fire Deliberate - SWFS

Fire crews in South Wales worked through the night tackling a large wild fire in Caerphilly county.

More than 700 acres of mountain in Wattsville, near Crosskeys, were affected by a fire, which the fire service believe was started deliberately.

Twelve fire engines were on the scene, which sits above the Tata Steel Plant.

South Wales Fire Services (SWFS) have dealt with more than 620 deliberately-set grass fires since 1 April.

Anyone with information is being asked to report it to 101, Fire Crime Unit on 0800 731 7287 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

(MH/CD)




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