Cwm Sorgwm Wildfire

At 12.56pm on Wednesday, May 17th, the Talgarth and Brecon crews responded to an incident at Cwm Sorgwm, following reports of large plumes of smoking coming from Llangors Mountain.

Crews dealt with a wildfire of approximately 30 hectares in size.  Crews extinguished the fire by utilising a wildfire prediction system, natural control lines, wildfire blowers, knapsacks and beaters.  Crews continued to monitor the scene for hot spots.  The cause of the fire was deliberate.

Crews left the scene at 8pm.

Operation Dawns Glaw

Operation Dawns Glaw is a multi-agency taskforce working across Wales to reduce, and where possible eliminate, the impact of grass fires.

Every year, fire is responsible for the destruction of thousands of hectares of countryside, open space and wildlife habitats.  In 2022 the fire services across Wales attended 3,269 grassfire incidents - this was an increase of 62% on the previous year, with deliberate grass fires increasing by 1,542 (47%) to 2,263.

Starting a deliberate fire is a criminal offence.  You can report a deliberate fire anonymously by calling Cymru/Wales CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.  In an emergency, always call 999.

Image by Bryan Davies.