A controlled ‘burn off’ required fire service help this afternoon after winds caused it to become uncontrollable for a farmer to contain.
Llangollen fire crews tweeted the following just before 9pm this evening:
At 17:07 Our two appliance's were called to a mountain fire in the Llantysilio. Chirk and Wrexham 1st also assigned. Hrjx3 and beaters used.
— Llangollen Fire (@Llangollenfire) March 10, 2014
We asked via our @wrexham twitter account if the incident related to our article from earlier today (below), and they replied “Yes unfortunately due to strong winds it came uncontrollable for the famer.
“So he did the right thing and called the fire service.”
Original Story Below…
Concerns were raised this afternoon after a number of people spotted flames and black smoke coming from the Horseshoe Pass in Llangollen.
The smoke could be seen going across one part of the Horseshoe pass and has been visible for most of the day.
A spokesperson for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service told us that it is controlled burning and that they are aware of the situation.
The burning is not believed to be anything specific.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service added that they have had a number of calls regarding the burning throughout the day.
The fire started at around 9:45am this morning and is expected to continue to around 6:30pm this evening.
The above photo of fire and smoke on the Horseshoe Pass was Tweeted to us by David earlier afternoon.
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