The Country Fire Authority has urged Cobram and district residents to exercise extreme caution in the dry conditions.JESSICA GRIMBLE December 27, 2012 4:00am
The Country Fire Authority has urged Cobram and district residents to exercise extreme caution in the dry conditions.
District 22 operations officer Rob van Dorsser said there had already been a number of fires caused by headers, angle grinders or uncontrolled burns this season.
He said it was important people were careful in monitoring fire or risk of a fire — regardless of the weather.
‘‘Just because it’s not a hot day doesn’t mean there won’t be any fires. Cold conditions are just as bad when it’s windy,’’ he said.
‘‘People tend to relax when it’s cooler, but (the cooler weather) doesn’t decrease the danger at all.’’
Mr van Dorsser said there was a very high risk of fires starting in the dry grass across the region.
He urged people who were camping to ensure any campfires were cool to touch before leaving the fires unattended.
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
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