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Fire fighters battle on against stubborn Cobby blaze By LES PEARSON FIRE crews battling the blaze near Cobdogla that has been burning since Monday night remain in good spirits, despite the blaze still being uncontained as yet. CFS regional officer Ray Jackson said yesterday while the fire is still classified as uncontained, the threat to public safety has reduced. Firefighters have worked throughout the past three nights battling the blaze, with fresh crews taking up the cause yesterday morning, letting those on night shift get some well-earned rest. One firefighter was hospitalised earlier this week with minor injuries. Mr Jackson said the crewâ€™s workload and worry was significantly reduced due to the cooler weather yesterday, while strong winds forecast for Tuesday night did not arrive. â– IN GOOD SPIRITS: CFS volunteers Paul Stribley and Joanna Mulvey, of Barmera CFS, are in good spirits following news the Cobdogla blaze, although not contained, is under control. Local volunteers have been fighting the blaze since Monday night. Photo: JANE WILSON
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Critical Water Applications close soon and growers need to
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CRITICAL water allocation grant applications close on January 16 and the Riverland Response Centre is issuing a reminder for irrigators to get in before it is too late. Critical water applications project manager
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Evelyn Poole said there have been about 1400 applications for the grants already, coming from an array of irrigators with permanent plantings including grape, citrus, stone fruit and nut growers. â– Continued Page 3
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