SMOKE from a fire in Llangollen has been seen in another county 15 miles away.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are now in their ninth day of tackling a mountainside blaze in Llantysilio, Llangollen, which was reported at around 2.20pm on Thursday, July 19.

After battling the blaze for over a week, a fire spokesman confirmed today that five pump appliances and five off-roader vehicles are currently in attendance.

The spokesman added: "As you can imagine it's quite manic in Llantysilio. We have had reports of the smoke travelling to Mold, which people can smell."

The smoke has drifted over 15 miles and the whole of Mold has shrouded in a thick cloud of smoke, with residents claiming the air looks "foggy."

Denbighshire Council has also confirmed that the Horseshoe Pass has been closed due to the fire.

A spokesman said: "The Horseshoe Pass is closed until further notice. The request has been made by the North Wales Fire and Rescue to allow them to continue to deal with the grass/gorse fire.

"We will let you know as soon as the situation changes. Thank you for your patience during this time."

North Wales Police (NWP) have also issued an appeal to drivers who have been stopping to take photographs of the blaze.

A spokesman said: "The A542 Horseshoe Pass Llangollen will be closed due to mountain fire. Please avoid the area. People taking photographs have been causing problems for fire crews. Keep away for your safety and take alternative route."