A remote house in Tatura suffered extensive damage from a fire on Saturday night.RIAHN SMITH June 2, 2014 3:34am
Police arson chemists are investigating a fire that gutted a Tatura home on Saturday night.
A Country Fire Authority spokesman said when crews were called to the O’Reilly St blaze about 9.20
‘‘Upon arrival, the structure was well alight,’’ he said.
‘‘There were large flames coming out through the front room and the roof.’’
He said live powerlines caused firefighters some concern, but said they managed to work around them and quickly brought the fire under control.
The spokesman said the damage to the single-storey weatherboard home was extensive.
‘‘The roof has been burned out and it’s taken out one of the front rooms,’’ he said.
‘‘There’s also significant smoke and heat damage through the rest of the house.
‘‘It’s an isolated property surrounded by horse paddocks, so there was no risk to neighbours.’’
It is believed the house was unoccupied at the time of the blaze.
Shepparton police Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Mick Guppy said CFA investigators and police arson chemists arrived yesterday to assess the scene.
He said it was not clear whether the cause of the fire was suspicious.
The Shepparton Library's collection of autism resources has been boosted thanks to autism organisation Amaze.
Although still not at their best, Mulwala have finished on top of the Murray League ladder after a comfortable victory over Cobram.
The International Guide Jamboree will take place at Lake Somerset, South East Queensland from September 25 to October 3, for Guides aged 10-17 years, and will be hosted by Girl Guides Australia.
VICROADS has released its final environmental reports for Echuca-Moama’s proposed second Murray River crossing. Finally.
ROCHESTER has welcomed its new Uniting Church minister.
Kyabram under pressure to maintain vital top three spot
The Seymour sub-branch of the RSL needs information on local soldiers during World War I.
Berrigan public decides drainage works location
EARTHCOTE Events boss Spiro Boursinos has slammed allegations his annual Pyalong festival is anything but a safe and well organised function.
Strathmerton Cricket Club star all-rounder Luke Carter has been named as captain of the 2014-15 Victorian Country Cricket League (VCCL) Team of the Year.
Cancer claims one of its fiercest combatants.
School's in for farming students
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.