Albury fire danger comes earlier

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/3430127/fire-danger-comes-earlier/?cs=11 Don’t wait to clean up, says fire service FIRE bans are expected to start early in the Albury region amid high temperatures and low rainfall levels. The NSW Rural Fire Service is expected to declare the official danger period on Friday or the following Monday. The period usually starts November 1. Operation services co-ordinator […]

Power tools light up Red Light Hill

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2946707/power-tools-light-up-red-light-hill-photos/?cs=53 A PERSON using power tools sparked a large blaze at Red Light Hill in Springdale Heights yesterday. About 60 firefighters in 20 fire trucks attended the fire about 2pm yesterday as flames quickly spread up the hill. The blaze travelled through rough terrain in the area, which is also known as One Tree Hill, […]

Fire on only track to Bowna reserve

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2824722/fire-on-only-track-to-bowna-reserve-photos/?cs=11 FLAMES took a grappling hold of thick scrubland at Bowna Reserve yesterday afternoon, calling for tankers and air support to extinguish them.The blaze broke out about 2.45pm on the southern side of the only road in to the popular swimming destination. It took an hour for RFS firecrews to contain the fire and a […]

Total Fire Ban: 16 December 2014

TOTAL FIRE BAN http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/fire.shtml A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Tuesday, 16th December 2014. No fires are permitted to be lit in the open. This Ban applies to the NSW Fire Districts incorporated in the Southern Border Team of:- Eastern Riverina – incorporating Albury City and Greater Hume Shire Southern Riverina – incorporating […]

Eastern Hill, Splitters Creek blazes keep firefighters busy

Courtesy Border Mail http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2730103/close-call-busy-day-for-firefighters/ HOMES at Splitters Creek were threatened and East Albury residents were spooked by large plumes of smoke after two fires broke out yesterday. The first fire on Eastern Hill near the communications towers is being treated as suspicious. Crews were called out just after 11am and had put out the fire […]