Kate sent in these photos from the fire at Glen Cairn which was started by a ride-on lawn mower.
Kate sent in these photos from the fire at Glen Cairn which was started by a ride-on lawn mower. Contributed

Lawn mower causes blaze

UPDATE 2PM: The fire has since been extinguished by emergency services.

Kate sent in these photos from the fire at Glen Cairn which was started by a ride-on lawn mower.
Kate sent in these photos from the fire at Glen Cairn which was started by a ride-on lawn mower. Contributed

EARLER: Five crews are fighting a fire in Glen Cairn.

Crews were called to the scene at Woodland Rd after a ride-on mower became alight in long grass.

The fire has been contained on the southern flank, as crews continue to work to extinguish the blaze.

No homes are under threat at present, but residents are advised to close their doors and windows to prevent smoke inhalation.

Police are also on scene.

Kate sent in these photos from the fire at Glen Cairn which was started by a ride-on lawn mower.
Kate sent in these photos from the fire at Glen Cairn which was started by a ride-on lawn mower. Contributed

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