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A touch of light: Ilwempe Aperrtye, Twin Gums

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam When people ask, I describe myself as a refugee from Melbourne, and my teenage years in horizon stretching...

Armed robbery, suspected arson

Hunt for masked robbers, arson suspect arrested.

 

UPDATE March 23, 1pm: Police say two youths were charged.

Arsonists invade town centre

2425 Melanka block fire 1 SM2425 Melanka block fire 2 SM

 

 

Vacant Melanka block ablaze. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Public, new investigators to target arsonists

 

 

 

A burnt match, a footprint, a tyre tread will be the kind of forensic items arson investigators will be looking for, says Dave Letheby District Fire Officer Southern Region. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

PHOTO at right: Hazard abatement burning shown to Alice Springs media this week.

Volunteers to investigate arson

Fire authorities will be training unpaid volunteers to become arson investigators after last year 41% of the NT was burned, an area twice the size of Tasmania. Firebugs were to blame for up 80% of the blazes. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Fire fighters demonstrating hazard abatement to media this afternoon.

Rain is not a simple blessing

Rain, in fact hail, helped fire crews last night when they were
battling a deliberately lit fire at the inter-section of the Plenty and
Stuart Highways, a 45 minute drive north of Alice Springs.

It was but the latest in the "absurd number" of deliberately lit
fires along the roadsides of a widespread area of Central Australia,
says Neil Phillips, Acting Senior Fire Officer for Bushfires NT.

While helpful last night, the rain may pose a problem further down the track. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Posted Oct 4, 2011: Interesting story on
the ABC about concerns in South Australia about buffel grass invading
from the NT. The introduced grass species is a major contributor to the
seriousness of the current bushfires. Today rain is providing relief.
Search the Alice Springs News Online archive for articles about buffel grass.

Pictured: Fire alongside Stuart Highway. Archive photo.

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