Tree blaze at Wellington golf course

22:54, Feb 28 2013
Berhampore fire
ON THE SCENE: Firefighters battle a blaze at Berhampore Golf Club.

Firefighters have brought a blaze that covered 50 square metres of trees on the eastern side of Wellington's Berhampore Golf Club course under control.

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Newtown senior station officer Nick Fry said the fire was reported at 5.55am.

"Fortunately the weather conditions favoured us. There wasn't much wind, and moisture levels were up," he said.

The fire was mainly in the litter of pine needles below the trees.  It has now been handed over to the rural fire service to mop up.

Five fire engines attended.

The cause of the fire was to be investigated.

The spokeswoman said the blaze did not threaten nearby housing and police had been called to control traffic flows up and down Mt Albert Rd.


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