January 23, 2021

Fire at Wentworth; Rose Grand Final suspended

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Emergency services on the scene to deal with the blaze

Last Updated: 07/08/20 4:48pm

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Sky Sports News reporter Jamie Weir is at Wentworth Golf Club where a fire has broken out during the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final

Sky Sports News reporter Jamie Weir is at Wentworth Golf Club where a fire has broken out during the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final

Play at the Rose Ladies Grand Final has been suspended due to a fire at Wentworth.

The emergency services are currently at the famous course in Surrey.

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Our reporter Jamie Weir has been evacuated from Wentworth course due to a major fire.

Our reporter Jamie Weir has been evacuated from Wentworth course due to a major fire.

The fire started on Chobham Common and nearby Sunningdale golf course has also been closed, with strong winds whipping up the fire.

Jamie Weir of Sky Sports News was at Wentworth and said: “We have been told to evacuate the area.

“The fire is heading towards the 12th hole here at Wentworth on the West Course.

Players walk on the 10th hole as fire and smoke is seen in near by Chobham Common during day three of The Rose Ladies Series at Wentworth Golf Club Players walk on the 10th hole as fire and smoke is seen in near by Chobham Common during day three of The Rose Ladies Series at Wentworth Golf Club

Players walk on the 10th hole as fire and smoke is seen in near by Chobham Common during day three of The Rose Ladies Series at Wentworth Golf Club

“The one good thing is that a golf course does have irrigation systems and sprinklers in place, so they can put out the fire.

“They think it might be skirting up the perimeter of the course but they are not anticipating it being too big a problem.

“The fire service are on the scene as are the police.”

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