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.
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The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
REGIONAL Victorians will be invited to get up close and personal with Graham (pictured above) – the face of a world-first Transport Accident Commission road safety initiative.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
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