MULTIPLE Powys firefighters were called to deal with a large grass fire that broke out on a Radnorshire hill last Friday, April 30.

The fire broke out on Hanter Hill in the Burlingjobb area, near Walton, just after midday, covering eight hectares and taking around seven hours to bring under control.

Crews from four Powys stations were initially called to the scene – including from Presteigne, Knighton, Llandrindod Wells and Hay-on-Wye, as well as two crews from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “Crews from Presteigne, Knighton, Hay-on-Wye, Llandrindod Wells, along with 2 crews from @HWFire, @HWFireControl are in attendance at a large grass fire in the Burlingjobb area of Presteigne.”

Later, they tweeted: “With fantastic teamwork from a range of appliances from across two services the fire was under control in around seven hours.

“We were working with 2 MAWWFRS TAC Officers, Kington Fire Station, Kingsland Fire Station, Eardisley Fire Station, Hereford Fire Station, including off-road vehicles and a drone team, 08P1 Knighton, 16P1 Hay-on-Wye and water Bowser team from Station 13 Llandrindod Wells.”

Crews were then again called to the scene earlier this week, when smaller fires broke out on Sunday, May 2, initially at 1.45pm and then 3.40pm.

Presteigne Fire Station posted on their Facebook page: “17P1 mobilised again to Hanter Hill, Burlingjobb, due to several hotspots with fire breaking out. 17L1 mobilised to assist 17P1 at Hanter Hill. Crews remaining on scene to monitor.”