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.’’
A Goulburn Valley winery has tasted a trifecta of success after being inducted into the state’s tourism hall of fame.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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