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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:17

DAYS OF DISASTER

Most devastating fires in local history destroy seven homes, crops and more

SEVEN homes were among 11 structures destroyed — but no lives were lost — as a fire tore through southern Yorke Peninsula last Wednesday and Thursday, November 20-21.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:14

AND THE HEROES...

WHO SAVED OUR TOWNS

CATASTROPHIC fires devastated parts of Yorke Peninsula last Wednesday and Thursday, November 20-21, but community spirit shone through all the smoke.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:13

Community comes together

WHEN times are tough, communities really shine, and this has certainly been the case in the past six days on Yorke Peninsula.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:12

Meeting draws 200 as recovery effort starts

A FIRE management meeting arranged by Weavers Ag Bureau and Grain Producers SA drew more than 200 people to the Yorketown RSL and Sports Club yesterday (Monday).

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:09

Out of the ashes

TERRI Thiel lost everything last Wednesday as she saw her home of 10 years destroyed, making her escape with friend and landlord Mark Hewton with only seconds to spare.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:08

Help available for those impacted

Personal Hardship Emergency Grants

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:06

Coordinator appointed to help with recovery

THE state government has appointed a local recovery coordinator to help South Australians affected by the Yorketown fire.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:04

Experiencing the SYP fire firsthand

YP Country Times journalist Jenny Oldland was lucky not to lose her Edithburgh home, and the Oldland family farmhouse, in last week’s fire. Here, she shares her thoughts in the aftermath of the devastation...

I LEARNED three things in the early hours of Thursday morning — never underestimate the ferocity of a fire, never think it won’t happen to you, and for heaven’s sake prepare a bushfire action plan.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:04

Firies ensure locals don’t pay the Price

EXTREME heat and ferocious winds spurred a bushfire along the Yorke Highway, threatening Price and heading for Tiddy Widdy Beach and Ardrossan, last Wednesday, November 20.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:01

Hills’ residence singed but saved

ROBERT and Yvonne Hill have lived in Price for 30 years and have never seen anything like the fire that lashed the front of their home last Wednesday, November 20.  

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