In what seemed like ages, but was actually only a couple of minutes, we had the fire out and the crowds, (would you believe there was a crowd at 4.30am?) melted away. It was then the 2 fire trucks, sirens blaring arrived.
Thankfully they doused the area and the fence just to be sure and we had a civilised cup of tea waiting for the police to arrive. It seems someone on their way home from the pub had lit some "junk" mail and thrown it over the fence.
But there is a bright side and I am always looking for an excuse to redecorate (and encourage and help others to do so). So hopefully my neighbour will either have the fence repainted (and I love paint charts so I hope she asks me to help choose) or may even need a whole new fence.
Next Saturday night, just a glass of wine an early night and Easter Bunny will do:)