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Scorched: Ted and Coralie Culloton examine the warped guttering.
Scorched: Ted and Coralie Culloton examine the warped guttering.

A retired couple are counting the cost of fire damage after a flare was thrown at their Bluff Point home.

Retired farmer Ted Culloton, 71, and his wife Coralie awoke on Sunday, November 18, to find a flare had left burn marks to their roof and guttering.

Heat from the flare warped the guttering, which now needed to be replaced.

“We’re lucky our guttering was clean, usually with the gum trees around it would be full of leaves,” Mr Culloton said.

The incident occurred amid recent complaints to police of flares being let off in Geraldton.

Full story in yesterday's print edition.

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