Keith Jones

Rhondda Cynon Taf worst affected by spout of deliberate fires

16 April 2015

During April, Rhondda Cynon Taf has been the worst affected area in Wales for deliberate fires.

Fire and rescue crews have been working tirelessly, with South Wales Fire and Rescue receiving over 500 calls in the last 24 hours to deal with 59 grass fires.
 

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service chief fire officer Huw Jakeway said he was “staggered” as to how people could be willing to put so many in danger as resources are working tirelessly to fight the blazes.

Fires in Clydach Rhondda - Keith Jones

Fires in Tonypandy – Keith Jones

Mr Jakeway continued: “It’s an arduous environment to work in and I see it as being unfair on our fire fighters. How long will we have to wait before a tragedy occurs because our fire fighters are tied up at a mountain fire?” 

 Residents nearby fear for the wildlife that is being destroyed, innocent people being put in danger, and are worried about how close its coming to their homes.  

Keith Jones took these images as the mountain was ablaze close to homes in Tonypandy.  

 

Fires in Clydach Rhondda - Keith Jones

Fires in Tonypandy, Rhondda – Keith Jones

Fires in Clydach Rhondda - Keith Jones

Fires in Tonypandy, Rhondda – Keith Jones

    Anyone who spots suspicious behaviour is being asked to call Fire Crime on 08007317287

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