Leanne and Tony Connor Jnr, whose Denililiquin home was saved from fire on Saturday, have thanked those who assisted to control the blaze.By Tyla Harrington
Noyes St residents Leanne and Tony Connor Jnr say it was the quick thinking of a number of people that helped save their home from fire last weekend.
A fire sparked in a section of bamboo shoots acting as a fence between their home (pictured, on right) and another on Saturday.
The Connors were in Sea Lake, Victoria for the weekend so were not there to protect their home when the fence went up in flames.
But thankfully, there was more than enough help back home.
Tony’s father — Tony Snr — was driving by the house when he noticed the flames. He stopped to help extinguish them.
Other neighbours and Deniliquin NSW Fire and Rescue also helped.
But it was three neighbourhood children who raised the fire alarm in the first place.
Eight year-old Ellie Parks heard a ‘‘crackling noise’’ not far from her home, and then saw flames.
She ran inside and told her mother who quickly contacted emergency services.
Two other children — Amy, 11, and Luke, 9, Rodda — who live in nearby Jameson St, were walking their dog when they too came across the fire.
The pair immediately ran back home to tell their parents.
Mrs Connor said she was very thankful that only the fence was destroyed.
‘‘The fire quite easily could’ve got out of control,’’ she said.
‘‘I’d like to thank everyone that helped. Especially the kids.’’
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