Monday, 17 February 2020
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American fire crews arrive

American fire crews arrive

Victorian fire crews are being supported in the fire zone by American and Canadian firefighters.A group of 39 US and Canadian firefighters are already in East Gippsland and an additional crew of 48 Americans, including 20 highly experienced veteran personnel, arrived in Victoria last Thursday before hitting the fire zone on Saturday.The men are specialists in rugged bushfire terrain and are...
Overwhelming Response

Overwhelming Response

The grassroots community response to helping victims of the devastating bushfires has been nothing short of phenomenal.Local donations along with those from across the state, offers of assistance and convoy after convoy of trucks carrying hay to starving livestock have been endless.While the fire threat is far from over with today’s conditions causing concern about a spike in fire activity, the...
Looters prey on the vulnerable

Looters prey on the vulnerable

There are reports of looters seeking to prey on those who have lost homes in the bushfires in East Gippsland.The Advertiser was told that looters were in the Sarsfield area the morning following the fires.It’s understood those looters aren’t visitors to the area, but unsavory characters who reside within the community.“Unfortunately, we have some despicable people living in the local area,” a...
The night Wairewa burnt

The night Wairewa burnt

Robert Geddes lives with his wife, Roslyn, in the heart of Wairewa, a small rural community of about 80 people, located in a small valley off the Princes Highway, about 34 kilometres from Orbost.Better known to his friends and neighbours as ‘Red’, Mr Geddes was born in 1950 and grew up in the tiny enclave.His parents, Margaret and Jim, were long-time residents of Wairewa.After a few years in...
Overseas firefighters arrive to assist

Overseas firefighters arrive to assist

A contingent of emergency management personnel from the United States arrived to assist in managing Victoria’s ongoing and significant fire threat last Thursday.Thirty-nine firefighters and two liaison officers from across the US, including from Phoenix, Georgia and Idaho, have joined Victorian crews in East Gippsland.The firefighting experts will assist in regaining road access across East...
ScoMo at Lucknow

ScoMo at Lucknow

Donations keep rolling in at the Lucknow Hall with donated goods on Friday being taken across the road to the Lucknow Recreation Reserve.Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, dropped in to survey the work of the volunteers and spoke with several, as well as Lyn Wallwork, who lost her family home at Sarsfield.Just prior to Mr Morrison’s visit, a team from the Mornington Peninsula rolled in with brand...

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