Fire breaks out near Newgale beach for second day running

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Monday 18th July 2022 4:27 pm
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Grass fires have broken out near Newgale beach for the second day running.

Fire crews are on the scene this afternoon (July 18) with the fire fast making its way down the hillside.

Local witnesses say the fire ‘doubled in size within five minutes’.

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call at 12.09 pm today alerting us to a grass fire in the Newgale area of Pembrokeshire.

“We currently have six appliances, from Haverfordwest, St Davids, Milford Haven (two appliances), Narberth, and Fishguard and Whitland on the scene dealing with the incident.

“An area of approximately four hectares of scrubland is alight and firefighters are proactively fighting the fire utilising hose reel jets and beaters.”

Fire crews were tasked with dealing with a large-scale fire overlooking Newgale beach on Sunday afternoon (July 17).

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at 12.10pm to a large grass fire near the car park at Newgale Beach in Pembrokeshire. Three appliances are at the scene, from St Davids, Haverfordwest and Milford Haven, with the coastguard also in attendance.

“Crews are using beaters and liaising with the coastguard, and a water bowser has also been requested from Milford Haven.

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