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.
Emergency services are attending a gas leak on Casey St in Tatura.
Yarrawonga Pigeons dynamo Craig Ednie has won his third consecutive and seventh in total Chronicle Award after another brilliant season in the Ovens and Murray Football League.
It has been a successful year for Bega Cheese, which reflects on Tatura Milk Industries, with chair Barry Irvin announcing recently that Bega Cheese’s normalised earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation was $55.7 million and normalised profit after tax of $22 million.
THE care team at Echuca’s Bupa aged care home will hold a memory walk tomorrow to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Australia.
MORE than 50 years of regulation have taken their toll by reversing the natural flow patterns of the Campaspe.
CFA called to farm fire
Avenel celebrates its sporting heroes
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
THE Heathcote community is readying itself for the official opening of the Heathcote Health Primary Care redevelopment.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Rhinos make strong impression in MVCA’s division one comp.
Free entry is being offered at this year’s annual Lancefield Show to support the fire ravaged community.
The Catholic Education Office will provide assistance to any refugees from Syria and Iraq who wish to settle in the Sandhurst Diocese.
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