FIREFIGHTERS have battled grass fires around Wales in recent days.

Despite campaigns by the emergency services about the dangers of grass fires, incidents have been reported across the country.

Wild fires have raged across Pembrokeshire during the heatwave. 30 firefighters worked for hours to extinguish a blaze in St Davids yesterday, which had started near to the local rugby club.

Today, another two fires have started at the popular surfing beach, Newgale, as well as at Waterston near Milford Haven. 

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Meanwhile, in the north, a wildfire in Flintshire on Friday night was caused by an unattended barbecue, North Wales Fire Service confirmed. 

Approximately 200 sq metres of grass at Talacre was damaged as a result. Grass fires in Newport. Pictures: Simon Barker-Craggs (left)/Linda Hill (top right)/Michael Stuart (bottom right)The fire in Talacre. Photo: Tom Stone

Residents of the Caerleon near Newport reported a series of grass fires on pitches belonging to Newport HSOB RFC recently.

Grass fires in Newport. Pictures: Simon Barker-Craggs (left)/Linda Hill (top right)/Michael Stuart (bottom right)Fire damage at the Newport HSOB RFC pitches in Caerleon. Picture: South Wales Argus Camera Club member Michael Stuart

During one incident, last Tuesday, firefighters were seen using beaters and shovels to stop the flames spreading.

Grass fires in Newport. Pictures: Simon Barker-Craggs (left)/Linda Hill (top right)/Michael Stuart (bottom right)Firefighters at a grass fire in Caerleon. Picture: Linda Hill

Drone footage, captured by a member of the South Wales Argus Camera Club, shows the devastating impact of the fires, with large areas of scorched, blackened grassland.

Readers said the damage was caused during a series of incidents last week.

Grass fires in Newport. Pictures: Simon Barker-Craggs (left)/Linda Hill (top right)/Michael Stuart (bottom right)A fire rages in the Spytty area of Newport. Picture: South Wales Argus Camera Club member Simon Barker-Craggs

A large fire was also spotted - also on Tuesday - in the Spytty area of Newport, on old sports pitches near the Glan Llyn residential estate. 

Grass fires in Newport. Pictures: Simon Barker-Craggs (left)/Linda Hill (top right)/Michael Stuart (bottom right)The aftermath of the fire in the Spytty area of Newport. Picture: South Wales Argus Camera Club member Simon Barker-Craggs

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for comment on the nature and cause of these incidents.