Aug 31, 2010 1:11 PM by Melissa Canone

Golfer's Swing Causes 12 Acre Fire

(AP) - Forget "Fore!" "Fire!" was the cry of the day for a golfer whose off-target
swing sparked a 12-acre blaze in Southern California.
The golfer at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine landed a
shot in the rough Saturday.
On his next swing, his club snagged a rock, causing a spark that
lit the rough ablaze and eventually attracted 150 firefighters to
the scene.
Fire officials say the fire burned through the rough, into
vegetation next to the course and over two dry, brushy hillsides.
No charges were filed against the golfer, whose name was


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