Fairwood Common Grass Fires

On Tuesday, 09/03/2021 at 10:08pm, crews from Swansea West, Reynoldston and Swansea Central attended a grass fire on Fairwood Common, Gower.

Three separate seats of fire, covering approximately 20 hectares of land, was well alight and is believed to have been deliberately set alight.

Firefighters fought the fire using beaters.

The Fire Service left the incident at 11:52pm.


At 11:21pm, Tuesday 09/03/2021, a crew from Gorseinon were mobilised to another grass fire near the B4271 road in Fairwood.

Approximately 4 hectares of grass was alight and is believed to have been lit deliberately.

The Fire Service left the incident at 11:48pm.

Station Manager Richard Vaughan Williams, Arson Reduction Manager, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said “We have reported these incidents to the Police, and we will support them in catching these people who deliberately set out to destroy our countryside by setting grass fires.

Grass fires pose a great risk to our communities and our firefighters as they are unpredictable and can quickly spread out of control.

I would urge anybody who has information about these deliberate grass fires to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 – or via the online anonymous form at Crimestoppers-uk.org (also in welsh at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/cy/).


In the event of an emergency, always call 999.”