Firefighters bring grass fire just off Tenby beach under control

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Wednesday 13th July 2022 11:52 am
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The fire burning above Monkstone Beach just off Tenby (Pic: Lee Ogram )

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Firefighters were able to bring a grass fire under control yesterday (Tuesday) that had broken out on the cliffs above Monkstone Beach, just off Tenby.

Fire crews from Tenby and Milford Haven were deployed to the incident.

A statement from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “On Tuesday, July 12, at 2.35 pm, Joint Fire Control received the first call to a grass fire near Monkstone Beach, Tenby. Approximately 10 hectares of gorse and undergrowth was on fire.

“Firefighters fought the fire using two jets and beaters. The fire was brought under control and some hotspots were left to smoulder overnight, due to their inaccessible location.

“Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to monitor the incident.”

Station Manager Neil Evans, Deputy Head of Community Safety for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently experiencing hot and dry weather conditions and the forecast for the coming weekend and next week predicts that it will get even hotter.

“I, therefore, urge people to be extra careful and be aware of the heightened risk of grass fires.

“If you are planning a barbeque, you must ensure that the barbecue is placed on a flat, non-combustible service, and well away from a shed, trees or shrubs.

If you are planning to burn rubbish, please reconsider this. Think, can you take it to a local authority waste disposal site instead?

“It is illegal to burn grass at this time of year and if you come across somebody burning grassland you can report them, anonymously, to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org

“If it is an emergency, you must always call 999.

“Let’s all enjoy this glorious weather responsibly and safely. By following the above advice you will reduce the risk of fire and reduce the impact on our fire crews, our communities and the environment.”

Further information about how to enjoy the outdoors safely by visiting https://www.mawwfire.gov.uk/eng/your-safety/your-garden-and-outdoors/

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