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Friday, August 12, 2022

Llan firefighters stop blaze within feet of heatherland

* Above and below: Firefighters at the scene of yesterday's blaze.

Llangollen firefighters have revealed how they put out a forest blaze within feet of heatherland at Nantyr yesterday afternoon.

On their Facebook page, the fire station says: "16:20 32M1 called out to a fire in the open in Nantyr.

"It travelled up a hard standing track up into the forest. The high pressure lance was used to extinguish the deep seated fire.

"The fire was 20 foot away from the start of the Berwyn range which stretches 52,000 acres of heather and gorse from Llangollen to Bala.
"What 3 Words came into its own again and helped locate the fire which was spotted by a hiker.

"Thanks to his quick thinking and the use of the app, this potentially stopped this fire creeping into the start of the 52,000 acres."

In July 2018 firefighters from Llangollen and across North Wales spent days tackling a massive fire which ripped through many acres of heather and gorse on the moorlands near Llantysilio and the Horseshoe Pass.

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