Let's hope the rain continues for once!
Latest social post from Cwmcarn Trail Crew states “Here we go again , looks like its started over again … more rain needed ASAP”
Here’s our original story from July 16th:
A fire on the hills of Cwmcarn that began on Saturday is reportedly still smouldering. Firefighters still on site. The trails are closed until further notice.
The best place to keep an eye for updates in the Cwmdown MTB Uplifts Facebook page.
Posted by Cwmdown MTB Uplifts on Saturday: “This is burning right now. The Twrch XC trail is up on the left, with the Forest Drive (uplift road) just above that on the tree line.”
Posted by Cwmdown MTB Uplifts this morning: “The fire, still burning. Seen from Tesco’s in Risca last night. Thanks Ajay Jones for the clip.”
With the prolonged heat wave currently being experienced in the UK it sadly comes as no real surprise to see more places ablaze, joining the likes of Saddleworth moors and Winter Hill in North West England.
Firefighters are still there putting the fire out. There is no word as yet of how the fire started.
What to do if you encounter a fire on a ride
- Get to safety. Go further than you think!
- Don’t hang around to rubberneck or Instagram the fire
- Put a natural fire-break between you and the fire if possible
- Note your location
- Dial 999 and ask for fire and rescue
- Follow further instructions from the fire and rescue service