Lawnmower sparks golf course blaze
Crews from three fire engines and two helicopters were called to battle a large grass fire at the Jacks Point golf course on the outskirts of Queenstown.
It is believed the fire was started by a spark from a ride-on lawnmower.
The fire was contained but Department of Conservation staff remained on the course dampening down hot spots.
The 18-hole course is at the centre of a 1200-home subdivision.
It is understood no houses were evacuated.
- The Southland Times
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