Golfer sparks 12-acre fire with shot in the rough

A golfer managed to set fire to a course when he accidentally struck a rock with his iron, sending sparks into the Californian rough

His hacking in the rough caused a spark that lit the rough ablaze and spread, destroying 12 acres, although no homes were destroyed.
The fire, at the exclusive Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine, California, USA, attracted 150 firefighters.

No charges were filed against the golfer, whose name was withheld.
Capt Greg McKeown, from the Orange County Fire Authority, said: “We had firefighters on the ground and attacking the fire on the ridge,”
“We had water dropped from helicopters and water drops from helicopters and hand crews digging a fire line around the edges of the fire.”
He added: “Personally, I’ve never responded to that call before.”
Southern California regularly suffers from wildfires in dry conditions.


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    Ammara said,

    extra much? đŸ˜›

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