South Wales Grass Fires Cost Fire Service £850,000 So Far This Year

The BBC reports that the costs to fight grass fires in south Wales have come to £850,000 this year. The shocking revelation however, according to the article is that 90% of those fires were started deliberately.

Just past week there had been several incidents of fires in Rhondda Cynon Taf adding up to the current number of more than 430 grass fires this year in South Wales.

In peak times, up to 40 grass fires had been seen within only a six days period. South Wales Fire service is now even making use of social media such as facebook hoping to prevent more deliberate fires in the area. Experts say that the damage goes far beyond only burnt grass but that sometimes the entire landscape can be affected by those fires.