Geraldine Flat blaze contained

Last updated 07:47 04/02/2013

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Firefighters spent two hours extinguishing a blaze at Geraldine Flat on Saturday.

Units from Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka were called to the fire, which started when a farmer was cutting stubble with a mower to prepare a fire break.

South Canterbury rural fire officer Rob Hands said the blaze started about 3pm. He reminded farmers about maintaining equipment.

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- The Timaru Herald

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