Woman suffers severe burns near Hunter bushfire site after sinking into hot ash
A Hunter Valley woman remains in 'a lot of pain' and her family has been left traumatised after she suffered severe burns from hot ash in freshly burnt bushland. Rachael Peters was trailbike riding at Stanford Merthyr, near Kurri Kurri, west of Newcastle on Sunday when she went to put out a burning tree stump in the remnants of the Pelaw Main fire, which started after a fatal car crash back in early December. But she is now awaiting skin grafts for her legs in Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital after she fell in to knee-deep ash.
Eyewitness News Reporter Chantee Lans gives us the latest news on the fire that broke out last night in a Daboll Street home . Investigators say one of the
How could this happen? That's what a Hernando County man wants to know after his car burst into flames and nearly burned down the family home . We went to
A summer barbecue has turned into a nightmare for an Adelaide family, after a fire destroyed their home.
Fire crews were called to the home in the Adelaide Hills about 8.30pm yesterdays, arriving to find the two-storey timber home being engulfed by flames.
It took a team of 38 firefighters to control the blaze and prevent it from spreading to neighbouring properties.
At the height of the blaze in Annette Way, Coromandel Valley the Country Fire Service issued a smoke advice warning to people living in the area.
The family was able to escape without injury and were comforted by neighbours as they stood on the street watching their home burn.
9News understands the property is insured. Damage has been estimated at $500,000.
Fire engulfs nursing home in Croatia, 6 reported dead .
A fire engulfed part of a nursing home in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least six people, Croatian media reported. Police confirmed some deaths but would not immediately say how many people died in the blaze that erupted in the village of Andrasevac, 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Zagreb, the capital.