Shoalhaven News

Police investigating two armed robberies

A man has been charged in connection with an alleged armed robbery at Milton. Around 12:30 on Saturday morning, two men entered a service station, with one of them producing a hunting knife and demanding cash, cigarette lighters and goods. The two offenders then fled in an unregistered scooter, with a Police...

Man charged with disobeying Police direction around fireground

A man has been charged with failing to comply with Police directions near the firegrounds west of Milton. Just after 10 o'clock on Saturday night, the man was driving his Toyota Landcruiser south along Woodburn Road, towards a closed off road which was being manned by council employees and Police Officers. It's...

Roads latest from the fire ground

The Princes Highway remains closed between Dolphin Point and North Batemans Bay due to a bushfire. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. The Kings Highway also remains closed between Nelligen and Braidwood, and Araluen Road is also closed between Braidwood and Moruya, both due to back-burning. There is no suitable diversion, so...

Illawarra-based chopper crashes near Newcastle

One of the Touchdown Helicopters fleet went down on the weekend whilst helping fight the bushfires north of Newcastle. The chopper was being used in waterbombing efforts. It crash landed at Crawford River on Saturday. The pilot walked away from the crash. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital as a precaution. Images: 9 News...

Rescues during Currowan blaze

Prime Minister  Morrison has paid tribute to firefighters as crews try to contain dozens of bushfires across the state before temperatures soar later this week. Conditions eased on Sunday, allowing firefighters a chance to do critical back- burning and containment work ahead of Tuesday, when the mercury is tipped to soar...

Bolong Road roll over

Friday afternoon crews from Shoalhaven Heads responded to a single vehicle rollover on Bolong Road. Firefighters quickly established fire protection, assisted with traffic control and assessed the vehicles occupants prior to handing the scene over to Police. Thankfully all persons involved escaped with only minor injuries. Photo source: Shoalhaven Heads RFS

Fire update - Total Fire Ban

Widespread fire danger has seen the Rural Fire Service add the llawarra/Shoalhaven to regions which are under a total fire ban. There are now eight areas across the state where no fires are permitted to be lit in the open, including Greater Sydney and the Hunter. More than 90 bush and grass fires...

Woman bitten by snake at Kiama

Late yesterday the Kiama SES volunteers were called to assist NSW Ambulance with a woman who had been bitten by a snake while walking through the Bombo Headland area. She was transported to hospital for treatment. Photo: Kiama SES

A little better for firefighters this morning

Exhausted firefighters in New South Wales are taking advantage of weaker winds this weekend, as more than 100 bushfires burn across the state. 10 including the one in the Wollondilly LGA, are at a watch and act alert level -- NONE are at emergency. The WOLLONDILLY blaze in the LAKE BURRAGORANG area...

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Image credit: Fire and Rescue NSW fire fighters extinguish a structural fire at a property on Orion Place in Lake Tabourie on the Princes Highway between Bateman's Bay and Ulladulla south of Sydney,Thursday, December, 5, 2019. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NSW Bush Fires - How you can help As bushfires continue to devastate...