Posted: Mon 13th Apr 2020

Drone footage shows extent of large gorse fire on Anglesey which may have been deliberate

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 13th, 2020

Drone footage has emerged showing the extent of a large gorse fire which took place on Anglesey last night. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Firefighters believe the blaze at Amwlch Port may have been started deliberately after eyewitnesses reported seeing people fleeing the scene. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

It took two crews more than three-and-a-half hours to put it out and smoke could be seen billowing for miles around. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The video images below were captured and sent to North.Wales by Dylan Jones, who lives nearby. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

He told North.Wales: “I was in my garden last night when I could smell and see the smoke so I sent the drone up and over some fields to investigate. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“The fire was about 500m away so a concern for me in case it spread my way. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“By the time I’d set up and launched the drone the fire was well ablaze and had covered some area.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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