CONTROLLED burning took place in the open on Rhyd Y Foel Mountain on Tuesday morning.

North Wales Fire and Rescue service said they received a call at 9.26am.

A farmer is in attendance monitoring.

A spokesperson from North Wales Fire and Rescue said: "It is controlled burning by a landowner.

"One crew from Abergele attended and one officer attended."

An eyewitness said he spotted thick smoke towards the back of Gwrych castle this morning.