UNSEASONABLE rainfall has this week soaked the region, leaving emergency services to protect properties under threat from flood – and more than 1000 locals without power.
EMERGENCY services were kept busy over the weekend, attending three structure fires across different Riverland towns that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.
LOCAL firefighters joined forces to save a Barmera house on Wednesday after a fire gutted two adjacent sheds, causing more than $180,000 damage.
EMERGENCY services were called to a fire that destroyed a Loveday house early yesterday morning, causing $80,000 to $100,000 damage.
THE Monash CFS team has been on fire lately, attending the highest number of 2017/18 call-outs across the Chaffey Group brigades. Over the past year, local brigades attended 367 incidents, at which they spent a total of 3126 hours volunteering. The Monash CFS was the busiest brigade attending 101 incidents and spending almost 1000 hours. […]
A SPATE of hazardous rubbish fires on private properties around the Riverland recently has sparked a warning from at-risk local firefighters.
A FIRE at Loxton early Friday morning caused up to $200,000 damage to two local businesses.