A cigarette butt may have started the small grass fire next
to the Lowburn Bridge on State Highway 6 near Cromwell
The fire, which covered 20m by 10m, was quickly brought under
control by the Cromwell Fire Brigade.
Senior Station Officer John Searle said the cause was unknown
but he suspected it could have been a cigarette butt thrown
from a vehicle, as the fire started next to the road.
''Things are getting pretty dry out there, so people need to
be careful,'' he said.