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Homeowners escape injury in Walkden garage fire

Fire crews were called to Walkden on Friday afternoon to reports of a large and spreading fire on Hopefold Drive.

Two crews from Agecroft and Farnworth arrived at the small residential street at 3.20pm on Friday.

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They found a fence fire in the back garden of a house had spread to two garages on the street.

Firefighters used a hose reel to tackle the flames and make the scene safe.

One passerby who sent a picture to SalfordOnline.com was relieved to hear there were no injuries reported.

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