Apr 18 2012

An electrical fault is being suspected as the cause of the fire that razed a Bombala business last week.

Local firefighters were on the scene seven minutes after the call went out, but by the time they arrived the building was entirely engulfed in flames.

The fire was quickly contained after threatening two nearby buildings, but managed to entirely destroy the Autopro store, Nolan Auto Parts & Industrial Supplies.

No-one was injured.

While the fire is long out, the area remains a risk until cleaned up due to asbestos within the rubble.

Apr 16 2012

Fire and Rescue NSW are raising awareness of the risk of fire in homes, especially in the lead up to the most dangerous time of year - winter.

To do this, they'll be holding a number of open days on the 5th of May, and local residents will be able to get along to either Cooma or Jindabyne Fire Stations to meet Firefighters, see demonstrations and make themselves fire safe.

Zone Commander Wayne Roberts from Fire and Rescue NSW says open days are always important events in raising awareness in communities.

Apr 16 2012

If they're quick, residents near Adaminaby might catch a glimpse of an ultra distance runner as he passes nearby, all part of an incredible run for charity.

Richard Bowles will be going the distance as part of his 5330 km run along the Bicentennial Trail, which sees him travelling the equivalent of a marathon a day, seven days a week for five and a half months.

He started on the 25th of March, and is set to wrap up in Cooktown mid-September.

Richard has chosen to run to benefit SANE Australia, supporting people living with a mental illness, and donations can be made through his page on the everyday hero website.

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