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.
The theft of several treasured instruments from a Numurkah home has devastated owners.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
The regular annual tour of heritage-listed former Internment Tatura Camp One again this year attracted interest from Melbourne and Interstate visitors.
AFFORDABLE property is not out of reach — it is just out of town.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
Although finishing the competition a day earlier than he would have liked, Katamatite local Curtis Hanley was still thrilled that he reached his goal at the recent Victorian Open for Lawn Bowls.
Mathoura car crash sparks grass fire.
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
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