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Grass Fires in Wales Causing Concerns – Warm Weather

Grass Fires Wales

Grass Fires in Wales near Snowdon causing havoc with this weeks warm weather, causing fires to spread rapidly on the Wattsville Mountain, including some covering areas larger than 741 acres. On evening of the 22nd March, services reported another three major grass fires – in Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan near Cardiff Airport, and Crickhowell, Powys.

Fire engines were sent to a blaze at Caerau, Maesteg, in Bridgend county, where 40 hectares were alight. Three pumps and some four wheel drive vehicles were sent to a 247 acre of land to tackle the grass fires in Wales. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it had to deal with about 10 incidents.

A 25 acre fire was being tackled near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, on 23rd March after the alarm was raised at 13:40 pm. A second fire, above Nantlle, also near Caernarfon, has been tackled after firefighters were called at 18:00 on 22nd March.

What Grass Could Be Affected By The Grass Fires In Wales

Annual meadow-grass, Perennial rye-grass, Sedge Warbler in Common Reed, Common reed, Common Cotton-grass, Reed Sweet-grass, Common Spike-rush, Cock’s-foot, Schoenoplectus lacustris, Common club-rush, Quaking-grass, Great fen sedge, Crested Dog’s-tail, Sand Sedge, Soft Brome, Pendulous Sedge, Elymus repens, Couch-grass, Common couch, Greater Pond Sedge, Wallbarley, Hard rush, Wood melick, Common Blue butterfly on Soft Rush, Soft rush, False Oat-grass, Field Wood-rush, Wavy hair grass, Yorkshire-fog, Sweet Vernal-grass, Bulrush, Great reedmace, Marram Grass, True Fox-sedge, Creeping bent, Timothy