With the increase in temperature, Shepparton police are targeting 'hot spots' that are at risk of igniting.KAITLIN THALS November 29, 2012 4:27am
First Constable Shane Hughes will be among the police officers patrolling areas at risk of fire igniting.
Police will patrol high-risk fire areas across Shepparton today as temperatures are expected to soar to 40°C.
Shepparton police Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Will Watkins warned the community police patrols would increase in attempt to stop fires from igniting and spreading.
Det Sen Sgt Watkins said Operation Fire Set-up was a statewide initiative focusing on strategies to reduce the risk associated with fire.
‘‘It’s a good opportunity to remind people of those dangers and risks associated with fire,’’ he said.
‘‘Police will be patrolling ‘hot spot areas’ at risk of ignition. We’re working in conjunction with the CFA (Country Fire Authority) and pleading to the public to report anyone suspicious in the area — we want to avoid any revisit of Black Saturday.’’
Grahamvale Primary School had a special visitor for its Anzac Day assembly yesterday.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
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The Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser is a cause close to the hearts, and feet, of many district residents.
Redgum sculpture is carved at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.
Deniliquin Police ConFest Operation nets 76 drug detections.
Murray Goulburn has lifted its milk prices to about $6.66 kg milk solids.
Benalla's Joda Plex was named Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFEs student of the year at her graduation this month.
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