The Goulburn Valley's firefighters will be at the ready today, with temperatures again expected to exceed 40 degrees.By Darren Linton
After a brief respite, the fire danger ramps up again today, with a temperature of 41°C expected for Shepparton.
There is a total fire ban across Victoria as temperatures climb accompanied by north to north-westerly winds of up to 30
Currawa Country Fire Authority Captain Paul Prater will again have strike teams on stand-by to respond to fires in the Dookie hills, which are tinder dry after weeks of extreme weather.
‘‘It is the same scenario again,’’ he said of what is proving to be a hot summer.
‘‘We will make sure there are crews around and the same goes for the weekend.’’
Mr Prater said the conditions have deteriorated with the extended run of hot weather and the lack of rainfall.
‘‘When you step on it (the grass) it crunches, it is that dry,’’ he said.
The fire danger will still be present tomorrow, with temperatures remaining in the low to mid-30°C range before another cooler change sweeps across Victoria on Sunday.
The change won’t be as dry as the last one, with isolated showers and temperatures in the high 20°C range forecast for the region.
Police have scaled back the search for missing Shepparton fisherman Adam Pearson who was reported missing on Monday.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A cement hopper, being towed by a cement truck, ended up on its side as the truck driver went around a bend in McMillan Rd, Echuca, this morning.
Campaspe Shire will host a workshop to help district contractors write council tenders.
The talent of Kyabram and District’s up-and-coming young sports stars was highlighted at the 2013 Kyabram and District Infinity Sportstar of the Year awards night.
Seymour defeated Echuca by 37 points in an excellent effort and a thrilling performance in round six of the Goulburn Valley Football League action on Saturday.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
Much of the inspiration for Heathcote-based musician Doug Bruce's latest album came from driving on the McIvor Hwy, he says.
Detectives in pursuit of Australia’s most wanted man have not ruled out Cobram as a possible hiding place.
Record crowd predicted for the 2013 Deniliquin Ute Muster with the announcement of US country superstar Alan Jackson as the headline act.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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