THE FIRE service will 'not tolerate' arson after crews spent ten hours tackling a fire in Llangollen on Tuesday night.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in the open on Panorama Walk at 11.28pm.

They were tackling the fire until 9.29am Wednesday morning as the 'onset of rain helped to prevent the spread of the fire'.

A spokesman for the service said it involved areas of gorse and bracken 90x40 metres and 80x50 metres but the cause has not been confirmed Five appliances were sent to the scene to deal with the incident.

The spokesman added: "Weather change today means hopefully there will be fewer incidents like this but we remain vigilant and ask residents to continue to avoid burning – the ground remains dry and the forecast will inevitably return to dryer weather."

The force later tweeted: "We spent 10 hrs dealing with a fire in Llangollen last night - with a strong indication that it was deliberate.

"We will not tolerate such behaviour - and will work with partners to investigate and seek prosecution.

"Call 101 / Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 with any information."