FIREFIGHTERS have been dealing with nearly five acres of grass and gorse fire in Gwynedd overnight.

Two crews spent hours tackling the flames on Bangor Mountain from 7.30pm last night. The fire then re-ignited in the early hours of the morning.

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "We were called just after 7.30pm to Bangor Mountain to a fire in the open involving 20,000sqm of grass and gorse.

"Two pumps from Bangor attended.

"We re-attended at 4.26am this morning and currently crews from Bangor, Caernarfon and Abergele remain at the scene.

"The cause of the fire is under investigation."

The fire on the mountain comes as firefighters warned people to take care in the outdoors to limit pressure on their resources during the coronavirus outbreak.