Items filtered by date: November 2019
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.
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.
WHEN times are tough, communities really shine, and this has certainly been the case in the past six days on Yorke Peninsula.
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).
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.
THE state government has appointed a local recovery coordinator to help South Australians affected by the Yorketown fire.
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.
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.