MORE than half a century of dedication to a local emergency service saw a long-time Riverland volunteer honoured recently.
A GROUP of travellers on the Sturt Highway last week escaped a car moments before it caught on fire – which then sparked to the surrounding scrub.
LIGHTNING strikes from the weekend’s storms started 14 fires across the Mid Murray region – including some still burning – and several in the Riverland West area.
STATE fire service head honchos made a tour of regional stations last week, including a tour of the Waikerie station by several local volunteer fire fighters who reinforced the dryness of the regions, despite recent downpours.
A FIRE that began at a Riverland almond packing shed on the weekend has caused more than $150,000 in damage and is expected to continue burning today.
A SEARCH and rescue operation launched last Wednesday for six local school students fortunately ended in their safe return.
TWO vehicles allegedly side swiped each other in Barmera last Friday, leaving one car beyond repair.