PART of the Horseshoe Pass has been reopened as firefighters tackle a huge ongoing wildfire in Llangollen.

Firefighters have been battling a mountainside blaze which began in Llantysilio since Thursday, July 19.

The incident saw the closure of the Horseshoe Pass at the end of last week but North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has announced this morning that the old section - from Ruthin up to the Ponderosa - has now reopened.

The new section remains closed, a spokesman for the fire and rescue service added.

Two fire appliances remained on site overnight and there are plans to send three crews and an off-road vehicle up to the scene today.

Over the last few days readers have reported seeing and smelling the smoke across Denbighshire, Wrexham, Flintshire and Chester.

Many readers have also taken to the Leader's Facebook page to praise firefighters for their tireless efforts in tackling the blaze.

Tracey Underhill posted: "Well done to the firefighters for their continuous hard work and everyone else involved. Please keep safe."

Gillian Edwards posted: "They must be shattered. Well done to them all," and Belinda Bradley added: "Our firefighters do an amazing job."