PROUD SON: Zane Farrell’s Dad, Ryan, raced to put out a fire at the Fry St Convenience Store.
PROUD SON: Zane Farrell’s Dad, Ryan, raced to put out a fire at the Fry St Convenience Store.

Dad helps put out fire in Fry St store

CLOSE TO midnight on Monday night Zane Farrell's Dad, Ryan, jumped out of bed and raced to grab a hose from a neighbouring property.

He then set about trying to contain a fire at the corner store in Fry St.

"I heard a bang and I woke up and I looked out the window," Zane, 6, said.

"And Dad hosed water onto the fire."

He said he was sad the shop had burned down as he liked having a corner store so close to his house.

Ivy Dixon was also woken by the blaze.

Mrs Dixon lives next door to where the fire took place.

"I was worried about it getting up the side of the place," she said.

"But a young man, Farrell, who's a footballer, raced over and helped out. He sprayed it using our hose.

"Everyone did well to save an old building like that."

Grafton Police are now treating the fire as suspicious.



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