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Traffic lights in place on Horseshoe Pass as firefighters continue to tackle hotspots at Llantysilio

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Aug 13th, 2018.

A traffic light system is in place on the Horseshoe Pass as firefighters continue to deal with the aftermath of a fire near Llangollen.

Fire crews have been at the scene of the fire at Llantysilio mountainside since the end of July. At its peak 12 fire engines were at the scene – with smoke seen from 25 miles away.

This afternoon North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed crews remain at Llantysilio and are dealing with hotspots.

However the Horseshoe Pass has now reopened and has traffic lights in place.

Last week drone footage was released showing the extent of the fire being tackled by crews and the large amounts of damage caused by the blaze.

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.”

You can view the drone footage released by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, below:


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