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.
Two young boys flown to Melbourne on Wednesday night are still in critical and serious conditions after a Shepparton house fire.
Mulwala Thirds full forward Gus McMillan kicked his 100th goal for the season on Saturday.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
Echuca’s Palace Hotel is to receive a five-star makeover from new owners Barry and Jan Donchi.
Leading Senior Constable Chris Goyne has joined the team at the Rochester police station.
Girgarre Primary School students relate what the best book is they have read and why.
Fundraising for prostate cancer would seem to be a natural fit for the Australian Defence Force.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Aommunity fair and truck show will be hosted by Heathcote Primary School next month.
Statewide roads and public transport study calls for increased governemnt funding, sparks memories of Cobram passenger rail service.
A win against Moama tomorrow is the only possible option for the Rams to play finals in 2014.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
Jack Frawley remembered for his service with the 4th light horse bridge at Lone Pine, Gallipoli and the charge of Beersheba, Palestine.
- Benalla Health signs on as a White Ribbon supporter of the campaign against domestic violence
- A magnificent 98 years for Benalla arts identity
- Benalla unveils its refurbished old shire offices which are now the Civic Centre
- Support Light the Night in Benalla next month
- Poppy Smith celebrates her second birthday, having survived a heart defect.
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