19 May 2020

Fire Crews from both Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are tackling a large wildfire incident at the Artists Valley/Cwm Einion near Furnace, Ceredigion that has been burning since Sunday afternoon. 


Already, substantial fire damage has been caused to a part of the Natural Resources Wales managed Welsh Government Woodland Estate, as well as badly damaging a nationally important wildlife site.  The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. 


Dyfed Powys Police has commenced an investigation into this incident and are appealing for any information. 


Sgt Marc Davies, a Police officer from Dyfed Powys Police working with the Arson Reduction Team said:


“Not only do these fires pose a significant risk to the safety of our communities but we are seeing here the destruction of a nationally important wildlife site of Special Scientific Interest.  These illegal fires are entirely avoidable and its tragic to see the destruction and harm caused to the wildlife and the environment. If you have any information that can help us identify those persons responsible for this fire please contact us on the details below.”


Dyfed-Powys Police can be contacted either online at: http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. You can also give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.