Backyard fire in Ravensbourne quickly contained

A small fire in the Dunedin suburb of Ravensbourne was quickly brought under control by firefighters this afternoon.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) spokesman said it was called to the 5m by 1m backyard fire at 12.56pm.

Fenz was told the fire started after sparks spread from a nearby site where KiwiRail staff were working.

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