Residents have been warned a bushfire near Boho and Violet Town could burn for several weeks.January 28, 2013 9:06am
UPDATE, 2pm: Residents have been warned a bushfire near Boho and Violet Town could burn for several weeks.
About 150 people attended a community meeting in Violet Town this morning to learn more about the fire, which has burned more than 2000ha.
A Country Fire Authority spokesman said a Watch and Act Warning remained in place, but the fire did not pose an immediate threat to property or life.
The terrain is making fighting the fire difficult and fire crews are struggling to gain access.
UPDATE, 12.15pm: Firefighters are continuing to fight a fire in the Violet Town area this afternoon.
The slow moving bushfire is about 1600ha in size and is travelling in a north-easterly direction in the Violet Town-Harry's Creek Rd area.
It is out-of-control and creating spot-fires less than 1km ahead.
The fire is most active on Upper Boho Rd and Sawpit Gully Rd.
There is still smoke over the Hume Fwy between Violet Town and Boho Church Rd. Vehicles travelling through this area on the Hume are asked to proceed with caution and slow down.
9.06am: A community meeting will be held in Violet Town at 11am today to bring people up-to-date on a bushfire burning out-of-control in the area.
The fire has burnt about 2000ha and is creating spot fires less than 1km ahead.
The Country Fire Authority this morning warned the blaze was expected to impact Boho between 6am and 12.15pm.
A Watch and Act warning has been issued to people living south of the Hume Fwy and bounded by Harry's Creek Rd to the west, Boho Church Rd to the east, south of the Hume Fwy and the area north of School Rd.
There is smoke over the Hume Fwy between Violet Town and Boho Church Rd.
Vehicles travelling through this area are asked to proceed with caution and slow down.
Fire is still most active on Upper Boho and Sawpit Gully Rds.
Milk processor Murray Goulburn has recorded a net profit after tax of $40 million for the last financial year.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
THE Riverine Herald’s echucamoama magazine has been named Victorian Country Press Association open section magazine of the year.
THE best thing about memories is making them.
LEGACY Week starts next week across Australia and Kyabram Legatee volunteers will be out across the district selling merchandise to raise funds for the families of servicemen who have died.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
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.
MAYBE you’re on a trip to Melbourne, your taste buds are feeling adventurous or you just want to “shoot the breeze”.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.