LANDOWNERS who continue a practice beyond the burning season could be prosecuted.

North Wales Fire and Rescue have warned that anyone, found burning outside of the burn period between - between November and March - risk being prosecuted.

A spokesperson added: "It could affect your single farm payments from Welsh Government."

The fire service has received a number of calls in relation to controlled burning this week.

On Monday, May 13 at 10.30pm controlled burning - with good intent - took place in Cader Avenue Kinmel Bay. One crew attended from Rhyl.

There was a controlled burning incident at Britannia Square, Bangor, about 10pm. This was a quantity of rubbish and another incident happened at New Street, Caernarfon, at 8.55pm.

There was also a controlled burn in Ruthin.

A spokesperson from the fire service said: "Firefighters were called to a midnight controlled burn that spread to fencing in Ruthin on Wednesday morning.

"Crew spent nearly three hours putting out the fire after grass cuttings were being burned, however the controlled burn became out of control."