Sep 19 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Bredbo and Cooma Fire Brigades responded to a grass fire approx. 16klm north of Cooma yesterday. 

A fast response by crews held the fire to under 80ha.

13 firefighters working out of 5 trucks were on the fireground and had the blaze contained. 

All crews returned to stations late yesterday afternoon and the owner kept patrolling to make sure there was no reignition.

Sep 12 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

The Monaro Team Rural Fire Service is warning residents that with today's warmer, dry, windy conditions to postpone any planned burns until more favourable burning weather.

Humidity is down to 25 percent and wind up to 80kph.

If any landholders have been burning in the last 2 weeks they ask that locals patrol the burnt area and check for reignitions.

Aug 31 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

A man will face court today charged over the alleged sexual assault of a young girl in the Snowy Mountains.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad recently commenced an investigation following reports a young girl was sexually assaulted in 2014 by a man known to her.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 51-year-old man at Cooma Police Station about 11am yesterday.

The man was charged with sexual assault of child aged between 10 and 14.

Police will allege in court the man sexually assaulted the girl, then aged 10, when visiting her family in 2014.

He was refused bail to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court later today

Inquiries are continuing.

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