'The hillside looked like a volcano'

Families have fled their homes in a North Wales town at risk from a large mountain blaze.

Some 20 properties in the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, have been evacuated after the fire broke out on Monday night.

The blaze is thought to have started behind quarry workings in an area overlooking the town called Garreg Ddu - Black Rock.

One eyewitness said the hillside above the town looked "like a volcano".