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Kings Crossing golf course fire caused by lawnmowing crews

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Kings Crossing
Posted at 12:23 PM, Jul 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-14 19:42:47-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Lawnmowing crews working at the now-closed Kings Crossing golf course inadvertently caused a brush fire on Corpus Christi's South Side, near Villefranche and Sete Drive.

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The fire broke out around 11 a.m., and several crews were called in to help get it under control.

According to city of Corpus Christi officials, extreme heat and dry conditions caused the fire, coupled with mechanical issues caused by a tractor cutting the grass caused the fire.

It is unclear what specifically happened, but the investigation continues.