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Drone video footage reveals extent of fire damage at Horseshoe Pass

Drone footage showing the extent of the blaze firefighters are dealing with on the Horseshoe Pass has been released.

The aerial images, recorded by North Wales Fire and Rescue last week, also show the severity of the damage caused by the ongoing fire.

Fire crews have been tackling the fire at Llantysilio at the Horseshoe Pass since the end of July.

At its peak 12 fire engines were at the scene – with smoke seen from 25 miles away.

As of this afternoon (Thursday 19th August) three crews are dealing with hotspots. One lane of the Horseshoe Pass is open with traffic lights.

Members of the public are also being urged to stay away from the mountain.

Previously Kevin Roberts, Senior Fire Safety Manager, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has said: “Fires like this one in Llantysilio, where access is extremely difficult and water supply is limited, place tremendous pressure on our resources. Our firefighters have been tied up for a considerable length of time working to bring it under control.

“It’s still too soon to determine the exact cause of this fire but we continue to strongly urge people to take extra care when they are out and about in the countryside to help reduce the risk of such fires – especially in such unprecedented dry weather.

 

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