A FOREST and grassland fire at Rhos, near Llandysul, has sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that can be seen for miles around.

The fire broke out last night (Sunday, May 31) and crews from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are currently battling the blaze.

Driver are being advised to steer clear of the Roman road at Rhos, near Llandysul.

One local resident reported seeing huge clouds of smoke from the blaze being blown down the Teifi Valley.

A fire service spokesperson said: "The fire service were first called to the incident at 8.57pm on Sunday.

"Crews from Llandysul, Newcastle Emlyn and Carmarthen have attended the incident.

"The incident is currently ongoing."

Efforts to bring the fire under control were still continuing this evening and a fire service spokesman added that a helicopter has also been deployed to assist firefighters.

Officers from Newcastle Emlyn Neighbourhood Policing team said: “The Roman road at Rhos is temporary closed due to a forest fire re-igniting. Please avoid the area.”