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.
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
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