Yamba club’s golf carts lost in mystery blaze
CADDIES may have to piggie-back their golfers after 24 golf buggies were lost in a shed fire at Yamba Golf and Country Club on Wednesday evening.
Fire and Rescue NSW captain David Woods said his team was able to contain the fire before it spread to surrounding buildings.
"When we arrived, the shed was well alight," he said. "Twenty-four buggies have been reported so far and they are completely lost.
"Because of their material, fibreglass, rubber and batteries, they tend to smoulder a long time."
Capt Woods said back-up from Maclean was called and a resupply of air cylinders from Grafton was needed.
"We rotated eight men through breathing apparatuses, two at a time," he said.
Capt Woods said the premises were locked when his crew arrived, suggesting, with no one in the shed, the cause of the fire was not suspicious.
He said his team needed to cut through a padlock and use a crowbar to open the shed.
The cause of the fire had not been determined.