Fire

Bushfire lessons

It has been little over a month since the devastating Cudlee Creek bushfire took hold of the Hills. With the dust now settling and the…

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Trains spark debate

Assertions that modern trains do not have problems with sparks are not backed by the observations by those who live near the rail corridor. A long-time campaigner for a freight bypass around the Hills says that trains are responsible for about eight fires a year in the Hills.


Bushfire plans

A bushfire plan is not an iron clad guarantee of safety, but if people choose to live in the Hills, being prepared is essential.


Hard fire lessons

It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires. The disaster was a defining moment in history for this region…


Aware and alert

Even with all the best protections and preventative measures, fire is an ever-present risk in the Hills during summer. That’s why arsonists are so infuriating…


Zero tolerance

How refreshing to hear Eastern Fleurieu School principal Trevor Fletcher speak honestly about teenagers and the risk – however small – of illegal drugs being…