In tomorrow's News, residents tell their stories about escaping the fires that raged towards their homes on Sunday.CHLOE WARBURTON February 10, 2014 5:48pm
In tomorrow's News, readers will see the destruction from the fires that burned through our region on Sunday.
But what's more striking is the smiles on the faces of those who were lucky to escape with their lives.
"Thank god for the fire blokes," was what 76-year-old Kathleen Hall had to say - she did not have time to pack when firefighters whisked her away from her Bunbartha home on Sunday.
Nearby, brothers Robert and Phillip Powney were praising an unknown hero who helped save their hay and lucerne property.
In Drumanure, Bob and Dawn Watters were amazed their home was saved - though their precious classic cars were destroyed.
In Wunghnu, Dianne Gillespie's family fled to safety up the road and watched as the flames roared towards their home.
"At night it was all lit up, with flames as far as you could see," she said.
The News also has breathtaking aerial photos showing the damage done, as well as an update on what's expected to happen tomorrow and where affected residents can go to get assistance.
Grab a copy of tomorrow's News for all of our fire coverage.
The SAM Foundation has received a further philanthropic contribution of $1 million towards the new Shepparton Art Museum.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Moama’s Lachie Schultz made his state league footy debut on Sunday for Williamstown’s Seagulls.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
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.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Two recent council-approved planning applications for new depots as part of a new logistics and transport hub in Strathmerton will begin construction soon, with representatives from both companies inspecting the site.
Jake has babies to thank for surviving cancer.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
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