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Homeowner saved from 'near disastrous' fire

Fire Services saved a homeowner from near devastating circumstances yesterday. 

Crews attended a property in Port-E-Vullen at around 5pm after a small rubbish fire spread from the garden which was left unattended. 
 
Fanned by high winds - it set a garage window and guttering alight close to two plastic oil tanks.
 
Firefighters managed to stop the fire before it reached the containers. 
 
No-one was injured - however, chief fire officer Kevin Groom says it could have been a very different story: 
 

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