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Burnt ground on Baglan Mountain (Mynydd Dinas Block) overlooking M4 and Port Talbot, May 2009
View of Baglan Mountain burn showing proximity of fire spread to Corlannau and surrounding houses, May 2009
Wildfires are a persistent, widespread, costly and potentially dangerous issue in South Wales. Between 2000 and 2008 there were over 55,000 recorded grass fires and nearly 550 forest fires in the region. Forest Research used geospatial mapping and qualitative techniques (interviews, observation, surveys) to characterise and understand the problem of wildfires, focusing on the social factors behind the issue.
Funded and supported by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Forestry Commission Wales.
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