Fire at Omarama golf club

Fire crews are tackling a blaze at Omarama golf club.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand southern fire communications centre shift manager Brent Dunn confirmed teams from Omarama and Otematata were attending but a tanker from Twizel had been turned back.

"The fire is under control. It is 100m by 50m in size."

He said it was not threatening property. 

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