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TEEN ARRESTED OVER CENTRAL COAST BUSH FIRE

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested, after allegedly lighting a fire at a Killarney Vale reserve overnight. The incident follows sweeping changes to bushfire penalties, in the lead up to bushfire season. Read More »

POLICE FIND CHARRED REMAINS INSIDE RUNAWAY BAY HOME

A body has been found amongst the rubble of a Runaway Bay home destroyed by fire at the weekend. Police found the body of a man in the bedroom… an area at the back of the property they labelled ‘the danger-zone’ – where they believe the fire first started. There have been grave concerns for the missing home-owner – Bradley Steel – since the blaze…with countless efforts to contact him over the past 4 days – all failing. Police today confirmed they DO believe the remains belong to the young father of 2. “We believe that the fire probably was deliberately lit. We still don’t really know how by – or why. But we are treating it as ‘suspicious’ at this stage anyway.” Read More »

FIRE DESTROYS CARRINGTON GARAGE

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Fire has destroyed a garage in the Newcastle suburb of Carrington this morning. It’s believed to have been started by a heater, before spreading to the adjoining Mathieson Street house and a factory next door. No one was injured. Read More »

FAST MOVING FIRE

Residents in the Hinterland have had an anxious day, with a ferocious fire threatening properties. Strong winds fanned the flames – with homeowners told to prepare to evacuate. Read More »

THREE-YEAR-OLD SAVES FAMILY FROM BLAZE

A three-year-old has been hailed a hero after a fire that destroyed a Comboyne home early on Sunday morning. At around 12:30, the little boy alerted his parents and two siblings to the blaze, which had engulfed the Thone Street home. “The little boy of the family, he actually woke the whole family up so he’s the hero” Firefighters say it was a lucky escape, as the building gave way just moments after the family had left. Strong wind conditions meant the fire proved difficult to extinguish, and crews were still monitoring the property late this morning. Police are investigating the cause of the blaze. (Audio in parts) Read More »

FIRE SURVIVOR SPEAKS

A young Guanaba father – who suffered horrific burns when his house burnt to the ground last month – has finally spoken of the tragedy. Surgeons say, Adam Bell’s rehabilitation is going well…but the road to recovery is a long and painful one. Read More »

DEADLY BLAZE

A woman has died after fire tore through her Labrador unit in the early hours of this morning. Investigators spent the day sifting through rubble, trying to piece together how the tragedy unfolded. Read More »

SUSPICIOUS CARAVAN PARK FIRE DESTROYS TWO HOMES

Police are investigating the cause of a fire that tore through a Camden Haven caravan park on Saturday night. At about 6pm, emergency services were called to the Christmas Cove park, where a fire had engulfed two demountable homes. Residents were evacuated as firefighters worked to stop the blaze from spreading. The fire is being treated as suspicious. Read More »

MATES SLAPPED WITH MASSIVE FINE AFTER ‘JACKASS-STYLE’ STUNT

Two mates have learned the hard way, that crazy stunts performed on TV shouldn’t be tried at home. They’ve been fined thousands of dollars, after one was shot in the buttocks with an air-rifle. Read More »

HOSPITAL EVACUATED FOR FEAR OF GAS FUMES

Suspected gas fumes, shut down parts of Gold Coast University Hospital overnight, forcing 40 people – including ER patients – to evacuate. Police and fire crews investigated, but no leak was found. Read More »

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