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Spark ignites grass fire at Mtn. Home golf course

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MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (AP) - A spark from construction work is blamed for a grass fire that burned two acres surrounding two holes at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home.

The Baxter Bulletin reports ( ) that the fire began just after 10 a.m. Monday and was extinguished within about 15 minutes with no injuries or structure damage reported.

Authorities say a worker was cutting cement when he struck steel - creating the spark that started the fire.

Baxter County is one of 23 counties listed by the Arkansas Forestry Commission has having a burn ban in place.

Information from: The Banner-News,

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