Firefighters remain on alert after battling a number of fires in the district over the past few days.ELAINE COONEY January 8, 2013 4:53am
District fire brigades have been busy putting out a number of fires in the district over the past few days.
Elmore, Goornong, Corop West and Rochester fire brigades and two water bombing helicopters were called to a fire at Reads Lane in Elmore yesterday at 12.30pm.
Rochester Fire Brigade volunteer Kyle Wiliams said the crew on site were calling for a road grader to create a fire break.
Rochester Fire Brigade volunteer Vaughn Thomas said the middle of the fire contained hot spots due to burning trees.
From radio correspondence with his crew members on site, Mr Thomas believed the helicopter’s water dump on the western front quickly controlled the spread of the fire.
The fire was under control and firefighters were blacking out the area as Campaspe News went to print yesterday
Downed power lines were believed to be the cause of a large grass fire in Timmering on Sunday.
More than 40 hectares of grassland and trees burned near Tehan and Grey roads and several brigades spent the night blacking the area out.
Timmering fire brigade captain Murray McDonald said two homes were at risk but no-one was evacuated.
He said firefighters concentrated on areas close to the properties until the area was safe.
The fire was brought under control about 6.45pm when 19 tankers and a water bombing helicopter attended the blaze.
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Customer service will remain a strategic focus for incoming Goulburn-Murray Water chairperson Sarah Scales.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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