A Mooroopna woman was at work when her house of 20 years caught fire yesterday morning.October 8, 2012 1:00am
A Mooroopna woman was at work when her house of 20 years caught fire yesterday morning.
Mooroopna and Shepparton firefighters were called to the weatherboard house in Echuca Rd about 7.10
Mooroopna Country Fire Authority third lieutenant Luke Commisso said the fire was believed to have started in a lounge room at the front of the house.
Mr Commisso said firefighters arrived to find the kitchen nearing flash point at the back of the house.
He said the whole house was left with significant heat and smoke damage after the fire was controlled within about 15 minutes.
Fire investigators spent yesterday trying to determine the cause of the fire, which Mr Commisso believed was not suspicious.
The woman and sole occupant of the house, who did not want to be named, was working at Goulburn Valley Health when the fire started.
Firefighters rescued a dog from her house.
‘‘I still have a front door, but don’t come knocking at it,’’ the woman said jokingly.
‘‘It could have been worse. You just have to laugh about it.’’
The woman said she would live with her sister in the short term.
Shepparton police and Powercor staff also attended the scene.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
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.