A fire on the Brecon Beacons is now under control, say fire services. Fire crews have been battling the blaze, which covered over 500 hectares of the Welsh hills.

The heathland fire between Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Brecon beacons began this morning.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service received a call to at 08:50 this morning.

According to a spokesperson the high winds on the Brecon Beacons caused the fire to spread quickly and because the land is boggy it gives out a lot of thick, black smoke.

Four fire engines, a helicopter, water bowser and all-terrain vehicles were sent out to tackle the fire.

Farmers were urgently moving livestock from the path of the fire.

The Brecon Beacons fire covered an area between Llwyn-Onn and Cantref reservoirs and the village of Penderyn, causing the A4059 between Cantref and Penderyn to be closed.

The fire is now under control.