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Trees on fire by golf course in Southend
8:16am Tuesday 3rd April 2012 in Local News
Firefighters had to tackle a blaze which engulfed more than 20 trees by a golf course in Southend.
Crews from Southend fire station were called out at 9pm on Monday night to the incident next to the course on Eastern Avenue.
It took the officers 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze which also took out some hedgerow nearby.
Firefighters who tackled the blaze believe a discarded cigarette thrown into some grass next to the trees may have started the fire.