McLerie St car fire Tuesday

McLerie St car fire Tuesday

POLICE and fire crews were called to the scene of a fire in McLerie Street on Tuesday at 5.40pm.

The fire is believed to have started in the back seat of a vehicle and possibly originated from a jerry can.

Officer in charge of Young Police Station Inspector Ashley Holmes said the owner was down the street at the time of the fire and told police there was little to no fuel in the jerry can.

THE Rural Fire Service were called to a fire at a rest stop located at the corner of Rhodes Road and the Olympic Highway at 9.40pm on Monday.

It is believed to have started as the result of a campfire.

The fire was extinguished by volunteers from the Boara Rural Fire Service.

Police also attended the scene but because of language barriers were unable to determine who lit the fire.

The Rural Fire Service is reminding locals that apart from a total fire ban period, you can have an open fire for cooking purpurposes as long as the area is cleared of inflammable material within a two metre radius, someone must be in attendance and there must be a water source nearby to douse the fire.

AN update to the attempted break-in to a vehicle in Elizabeth Street Monday night.

It has been reported the car was parked in the driveway and when the resident went outside to investigate the noise she observed a male of medium height and build, wearing a dark hooded jumper.

The man left the scene when he was spotted.