Police are still investigating at least 14 suspicious fires lit across Victoria during the past week, including two of the fires at Wunghnu that burned more than 9000ha.CHLOE WARBURTON February 15, 2014 5:31am
This week, radio and print advertisements will urge the public to report any suspicious behaviour to police. The campaign will complement existing bushfire arson initiatives, including the annual Operation Firesetter and the specially trained Bushfire Arson Liaison Officers embedded across the state.
Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Tim Cartwright reiterated bushfire arson was a serious crime and all suspicious fires would be investigated.
‘‘Bushfire arson has the capacity to injure, kill and destroy. Victoria Police will be looking into all fires that are deemed suspicious and anyone found guilty of deliberately lighting a bushfire will face serious penalties — the most severe of which can be 25 years in jail,’’ he said.
Police are investigating fires that started on Kaarimba Rd and Goulburn Valley Hwy at Wunghnu.
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.
Farmers will need to check with their local council or CFA in preparation for the fire danger period as another council changes its rules on issuing permits to burn.
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