Over the last week, the Talgarth, Brecon and Llandrindod Wells crews have responded to several wildfires, including the same 30 hectares of land being deliberately set alight twice.
Every year, fire is responsible for the destruction of thousands of hectares of countryside, open space and wildlife habitats. 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.
Read more on our multi-agency Operation Dawns Glaw here.
Tuesday May 16th
At 6.13pm on Tuesday, May 16th, the Talgarth and Brecon crews responded to a wildfire on Cockit Hill, Powys.
On arrival, approximately five hectares of gorse, bracken and grass was alight. Crews extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet, wildfire blowers and beaters. The cause of the fire was deliberate.
Crews left the scene at 7.34pm.
Wednesday May 17th
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.
Friday May 19th
At 11.39am on Friday, May 19th, the Talgarth, Brecon and Llandrindod Wells crews responded to a wildfire at the same scene as the incident on Wednesday, May 17th.
The wildfire had spread to across approximate 30 hectare of area, crews extinguished the fire using wildfire blowers, a drone, knapsacks, beaters and a wildfire prediction system. As was Wednesday’s incident, the cause of this fire was deliberate.
Crews left the scene at 4.57pm.