A RENMARK resident found himself in a “severe panic” last Thursday when his tractor stopped working near a pile of burning vegetation.
THE message “you get to choose the risk but you don’t get to choose the consequences” was embedded into the minds of local high school students last week, after a road safety presentation gave them an open and honest insight into vehicle crash trauma.
A LOCAL primary school was forced into lockdown on Wednesday morning when smoke containing sulphur billowed from a nearby shed fire and covered the Renmark West area in a thick, white cloud.
A MAN was taken to hospital following a truck rollover at the Sturt Highway and Old Sturt Highway intersection near Berri on Tuesday morning that caused an estimated $250,000 damage.
ALL was quiet on the emergency services front over the Easter long weekend despite a few odd jobs, a local commander says.
EMERGENCY services were kept busy over the weekend, attending three structure fires across different Riverland towns that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.
AN out-of-control burn-off set fire to a pile of permapine posts in Cooltong on Tuesday night, releasing carcinogenic fumes around the area.