FIRE CHIEFS WARN FARMERS OVER CONTROLLED BLAZES; OUR COUNTRYSIDE BURNS.
Farmers burnt heather, grass bracken and gorse on their land.
Among the 50 controlled burns was this fire at Penmaenpool, near Barmouth.
The Heather and Grass Burning Code states that the burning season on uplands comes to an end on April 15 and on lowlands on March 31.
Over the coming weeks the fire service will be visiting markets in Ruthin, St Asaph, Mold, Gaerwen, Bryncir, Llanrwst and Dolgellau giving away torches branded with the controlled burning number and leaflets reminding landowners how to conduct a safe controlled burn.
Gareth Griffiths, senior fire safety manager, said: "Every year during controlled burning season we are called to countless false alarms and controlled burns which have spread. So we decided to take this campaign to the livestock markets and make face-to-face contact with landowners to get our messages across."
. All landowners undertaking controlled burning should notify the fire service on 01745 535805.
A gorse fire sends smoke billowing into the air above Penmaenpool, near Barmouth Picture: ROBERT PARRY JONES
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Mar 8, 2011|
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