Wentworth fire: Rose Ladies Grand Final suspended as blaze breaks out at Surrey golf course

A fire broke out at Wentworth golf course which forced the suspension of Friday’s Rose Ladies Grand Final action.

The blaze, captured on Sky Sports TV cameras, resulted in the Surrey course being evacuated with emergency services attending the scene.

Play has been put on hold due to the fire, who started on Chobham Common, and will not resume until Saturday morning.

The nearby Sunningdale golf course has also been closed.

The blaze resulted in the evacuation of the course

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The blaze resulted in the evacuation of the course

English golfer Felicity Johnson said: “As were playing the ninth, we could see the smoke in the distance but it seemed to get closer pretty quickly. We were waiting on the ninth green to see what was happening and then [there were] some flames – and you could hear it, the noise of it.

“It is pretty scary when you suddenly see flames and then hear them. We all know how fast fire can travel so it was pretty scary for a moment there. We just had to stay at a safe distance and hope it could be brought under

Sky Sports News reported Jamie Weir was on the scene 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.

“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.”

Pictures showed emergency services dealing with the fire

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Pictures showed emergency services dealing with the fire

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