BUSHFIRE THREAT: Firefighters from the NSW Rural Fire Service bring a blaze under control in the Thirlmere/Picton area, south-w
BUSHFIRE THREAT: Firefighters from the NSW Rural Fire Service bring a blaze under control in the Thirlmere/Picton area, south-w

Safety urged for private burns

A BUSHFIRE at Bonville kept emergency crews flat strap yesterday.

The blaze, in difficult terrain off Cassidys Road, escaped from a private hazard reduction burn just before 1pm, Rural Fire Service spokesman Anthony Clark said.

Four tankers were at the firefront yesterday afternoon, and crews were undertaking backburning to contain the blaze.

“No houses are under threat,” Mr Clark said.

“But the important message is if you are doing a private burn, do it safely.”



Van firebombed on Vincent Street

premium_icon Van firebombed on Vincent Street

A van parked on Vincent Street was firebombed on Monday.

Calling all local businesses

Calling all local businesses

The countdown is on to the Bendigo Bank Running Festival

Man arrested in Adelaide over Grafton jail inmate death

Man arrested in Adelaide over Grafton jail inmate death

Detectives will seek to extradite man over alleged murder

Local Partners