NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017.
A large fire in Llangollen last night was caused by discarded ‘smoking material’.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze on Llangollen Panorama shortly after 7:30pm last night.
Five fire fighters, including two crews from Wrexham, Llangollen, Chirk and Buckley tackled the blaze for several hours – which spanned across two hectares (20,000sqm) of heather.
The last appliance left the scene at 11:10pm last night, with one crew returning to examine the scene this morning.
Crews are patrolling the area this morning checking for any hotspots left. Thank you to the public for your patience on the road block👍🚒🔥
— Llangollen Fire (@Llangollenfire) March 16, 2017
A spokesperson for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the fire is believed to be accidental and was caused by discarded smoking materials.
Earlier this afternoon Andy sent the top picture of the damage caused by the blaze.
There was local speculation that a controlled burn off had taken place, with a reminder tweet earlier today:
— North Wales Fire (@NorthWalesFire) March 14, 2017