THE Emergency Services have attended a grass fire in Burry Port. The blaze, which started at approximately 5pm today, Wednesday (Jul 4) took hold on a large area of grass close to the new Burry Port School.

Stephanie Thomas who was near the area sent photos of the blaze.

Our reporter Iwan Lewis is also at the scene.

He has reported that the fire has been extinguished.

He said that large plumes of smoke had drifted towards Burry Port.

The area of land is near the B4311.

This weekend sees the Burry Port Carnival taking place and local councillors have already called for grass to be cut urgently.

Cllr Amanda Fox and Cllr John James said:

“We are working tirelessly to resolve the problem with the shortage of grass cutting in the area. After demanding site visits in some areas in Burry Port with County Council Officials the pair are slowly getting results .

“We had a major issue in St Mary’s Rise where a plot of land not registered to anyone was overgrown and neglected. It was an eye sore on such a beautiful estate. After weeks of no one claiming responsibility The County agreed to cut it .

“Asset Transfers have caused confusion in some areas but that has now been sorted. The County Council have now subcontracted many areas as they cannot meet such a high demand .Cllr James stated the pair were determined to get every area in Burry Port cut as soon as possible.”

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