Regional News

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Want to help out with fires? Cash or gift cards are best way

Want to help out with fires? Cash or gift cards are best way

DONATIONS of cash or gift cards goes directly to locals and local businesses.

Tue 12 Nov 2019

NSW RFS Commissioner: 'Danger is not over yet'

NSW RFS Commissioner: 'Danger is not over yet'

THE Myall Creek Road, Bora Ridge fire has been downgraded to Watch and Act.

How to survive a bushfire while driving

How to survive a bushfire while driving

Driving during fires is extremely dangerous, but tips from bush fire authorities could prove the difference in an emergency situation.

Popular beach closed after shark sighting

Popular beach closed after shark sighting

A SURFER raised the alarm around 2pm, the water is being monitored.

'Now is the time to look after each other': Byron mayor

'Now is the time to look after each other': Byron mayor

BYRON Mayor acknowledges fireys in the midst of a 'terrible and frightening situation'.

Airbnb offers free housing to residents displaced by fires

Airbnb offers free housing to residents displaced by fires

HUNDREDS of Airbnb listings are available to bushfire impacted residents and disaster relief workers.

Strike teams ready as bush fire risk escalates

Strike teams ready as bush fire risk escalates

"IT'S not just the fires, trees will be down, roads are narrow and as we saw in Victorian 2009 fires, people died in their cars because they could not get out".

Maps reveal potential 'catastrophic' danger

Maps reveal potential 'catastrophic' danger

Up to 20,000 firefighters in NSW and parts of QLD are bracing for a day of "catastrophic" danger with shocking maps showing the potential spread of devastation. 

Tips to survive a bushfire if you get trapped at your house

Tips to survive a bushfire if you get trapped at your house

THE NSW Rural Fire Service said there are a number of tips you need to know to survive while sheltering in place.

Looters suspected to be targeting bushfire victims

Looters suspected to be targeting bushfire victims

"THESE communities have suffered enough without individuals stealing what items they have left.”

Bushfire app could save your life

Bushfire app could save your life

People living in areas being threatened by bushfires should listen to local radio, install the Fires Near Me app and check the Rural Fire Service website.

LIST: 600 NSW schools closed due to fire

LIST: 600 NSW schools closed due to fire

SCHOOLS will be closed all across NSW as bushfires hit the state. There are now 600 on the list.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Girls' Night In gets crazy for a good cause

Girls' Night In gets crazy for a good cause

FROM community singing to risque lawn mowing, there's nothing Ocean Shores Tavern won't do for the Cancer Council.

UNPRECEDENTED FIRE DANGER: 'The rainforest is burning'

UNPRECEDENTED FIRE DANGER: 'The rainforest is burning'

THE sheer size and scale of the Mt Nardi bushfire has not been seen since 1964, and residents are being told to leave early to avoid disaster.

CHECK LIST: What you need to consider if defending your home

CHECK LIST: What you need to consider if defending your home

IF YOUR bushfire plan is to stay and defend, these are the questions you need to ask yourself first.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Fireys chilling warning: Tuesday will see lives at risk

Fireys chilling warning: Tuesday will see lives at risk

Firefighters are desperately trying to control devastating bushfires across NSW before a ‘danger day’ of weather forecast for Tuesday.

Sat 9 Nov 2019

Hell on earth: Two dead, five missing, 150 homes razed

Hell on earth: Two dead, five missing, 150 homes razed

Two people are dead, five missing, 30 injured and at least 150 homes destroyed as northern NSW experiences an unprecedented bushfire crisis.

FULL LIST: NSW roads closed due to the bushfires

FULL LIST: NSW roads closed due to the bushfires

THE Transport Management Centre of NSW have released an updated list of all the road closures across the state due to the bushfires.

'Frightening': Shock fire pic from plane

'Frightening': Shock fire pic from plane

Unprecedented bushfires have destroyed at least 100 homes, causing “apocalyptic” scenes across New South Wales and Queensland.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

'VERY DANGEROUS': Emergency message regarding fires

'VERY DANGEROUS': Emergency message regarding fires

ALMOST 800 firefighters are battling blazes across the state, with authorities warning that more fires will go to emergency level.

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