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On the hottest day of the year so far, Fire Services across Wales
are warning of the dangers of deliberately lit grassfires.
Last night and today South Wales Fire Rescue Service
crews have been tackling fires that have damaged tens of
square miles of land.
Rhiannon Wilkins has spent the day with a fire-crew
in the Brecon Beacons.
A grass fire in the heart of the Brecon Beacons
measuring ten kilometers.
Firefighters Craig Hope and John Jenkins have been
overseeing how to tackle it from noon today.
The best thing to do now would be to get the helicopter here, get up
and have a look at the whole area and then make a plan.
It's one of around 70 grass fires in the last few weeks
the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has had to deal with.
I guess it's just the front we can see, so could it actually
potentially go a lot further back?
That's the actual back of the fire, if you look at the way
the wind is blowing.
So there is a front to this fire, which is way over in the distance
and we cannot actually see it from here.
Yesterday you say you were tackling one just over here.
Yeah, just over on the ridge over there you can see.
That was approximately 200 hectares of grass and vegetation and we put
that out yesterday evening just before it got dark and now we've got
another ignition as you can see on the other side.
Because we are in the Brecon Beacons, which is a high area
in itself, so we can't get high enough, that's why
we need a helicopter.
Could you ask the duty manager if I could have the helicopter
to come to a grid reference, please?
As well as a helicopter, crews were deployed to different
vantage points with concerns the blaze could spread to Pen y Fan,
packed with hundreds of walkers on the hottest
day of the year so far.
The Fire Service are confident they have this blaze under control
but with many grass fire started deliberately, time spent
on the mountain could be time spent elsewhere.
Tributes have been paid to a 66-year-old woman
who was killed after being struck by a transit van on the M4
near Cardiff yesterday.
Patricia Joyce Connors' family have described her as a loving mum,
grandmother and great-grandmother.
South Wales Police have confirmed she was struck
as she tried to save her dog.
More than 13,000 people have been caught speeding on the M4 around
Newport since a variable speed limit was introduced six months ago.
An average of 84 motorists a day were caught breaking the limit
between Coldra and Tredegar Park.
A Welsh Government Spokesperson said it's encouraging that compliance
with the speed limits continues to improve.
Going for a haircut can be a relaxing experience,
but for a child with autism having a haircut can be
painful and stressful.
Well, a barber from Britton Ferry, James Williams - otherwise
known as Jim the Trim - has developed a unique technique
where he will cut a child's hair lying on the floor,
sitting on window sills or even in the car.
As part of an autism awareness event this weekend,
James and 11 other barbers will cut the hair of 60 children with autism.
They like to keep themselves busy.
Your job within that is to keep them occupied
using something like an iPad, playing with toys.
Finding out what they relate to best and that's how I
have learned to give them the freedom and that's why it works.
Some football scores for you now - and trouble for Swansea City
after losing 1-0 to West Ham this afternoon.
The Swans are now in the bottom three of the table with only six
games left to secure their Premier League survival.
Better news for Cardiff City, they fought back from behind to end
Brentford's winning-run in the Championship with a 2-1 win.
Newport County are second from bottom of League two
after losing 1-0 in Exeter.
And frustration for Wrexham losing away to Bromley,
the final score there 3-4.
Rugby, and in the Pro-12, Newport Gwent Dragons lost
away to Zebre by 29-14.
Disappointment also for the Ospreys with a last minute Leinster
drop-goal securing the Irish side a 20-18 victory.
The Scarlets face Treviso later - kick off is at 7:35pm.
Cricket, and not the start Glamorgan had hoped for taking a thumping
in their opening Division Two game.
They're all out this evening for 187.
Northants winning by an innings and 22 runs.
It reached 20.3 Celcius in Trawsgoed in Ceredigion earlier,
the hottest temperature in Wales so far this year so let's take
a look at the forecast.
Clear skies overnight, with the chance of mist,
fog and frost patches by dawn.
Tomorrow morning, sunny spells for most at first though patchy
cloud will spill in from the west during the afternoon.
Highs around 17 Celsius.
We'll be back at 6:50pm tomorrow evening.
Until then, from all of us on the weekend team,
hwyl fawr, bye-bye.