A WILDFIRE on Bangor mountain yesterday evening caused up to 400 square metres of vegetation to go up in flames.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) crews were called to the blaze at around 5.20pm, with approximately 400 square metres of bracken and gorse involved as smoke billowed from the mountain.

A NWFRS statement said: “Our crews were called to a wildfire on #Bangor mountain yesterday evening involving gorse and bracken - the fire is under control and we continue to closely monitor the area this morning.

“The fire was under control before 8pm and we have been returning periodically to monitor the area since then with appliances attending throughout.

“Fires like this tie up our resources, diverting us away from another emergency - please take care during dry weather conditions and help us prevent wildfires.

“Thank you for your calls notifying our control room of this incident.”

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