A 69-YEAR-old from Newtownstewart says he owes his life to a local taxi driver, after he was pulled from a burning house at the weekend. John Cairns, who lives at Millbrook Lane in the town, had fallen asleep on Saturday evening around 9pm, as he was waiting for Match of the Day to begin on television. And it was then that the accident occurred. “The television just blew up,” Mr Cairns stated. “I was going to watch the football and I lay down and fell asleep.