Firefighters were sent to tackle a grass fire near Newtown which may have been started deliberately, the fire service has said.

Crews arrived in Llanllwchaiarn at 1.13pm on Sunday (March 5) to find the grass fire around 80 to 100 metres long.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the fire “is believed to be deliberate”.

Pictures shared by Newtown Fire Station show a vast area scorched by the fire.


A spokesman for the fire service said: “At 1.13pm on Sunday, March 5th, crews from Newtown and Llanidloes attended a grass fire in Llanllwchaiarn.

“On arrival, the fire was around 80-100 metres long which was extinguished using beaters and a knap sack, with crews further cooling hot spots. The cause is believed to be deliberate.

“Crews left the scene at 1.54pm.”