North Wales Fire Service were called to attend a fire on Bangor Mountain this afternoon at approximately 4pm. One appliance had initially been sent to the scene, but flames and smoke seem to be spreading.

One witness said: “I’m in upper Bangor and I can see very high flames and the fire has spread a lot in the last half hour and there is masses of smoke. Very concerned for people over there.”

The fire service issued an appeal this afternoon due to the number of calls they are receiving about 5 fires across the region.

“We’re being inundated with calls about fires in the open – please be aware that our crews are already dealing with fires on Bangor Mountain, Talsarnau, Newborough Forest, Rhiw near Pwllheli and Llynycil near Bala. Avoid repeat calls please. Thanks for your assistance.”

Photo & Video: Gwyn Bennett-Williams