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Tag Archives: Tales from Tilden and the Wooroloo bushfire

Pod homes welcomed

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By Claire Ottaviano RESIDENTS in the heart of Gidgegannup and Wooroloo most devastated by the February 1 bushfire can start to get their lives back on track with the help of temporary accommodation pods. The 6.4m converted sea containers include ...

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Bushfire volunteers in it for the long haul

By Claire Ottaviano FOR more than three-and-a-half months, volunteers aiding in bushfire recovery efforts have called a camp on the edge of the Wooroloo Bushfire scar home. Days after the bushfire tore through Wooroloo and Gidgegannup destroying 86 homes, BlazeAid ...

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Incident control volunteers step up

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By Claire Ottaviano A COOL head and calm demeanour got volunteers managing communications and crews out in the field during the Wooroloo bushfire through the toughest conditions the Perth Hills had ever seen. While bushfire brigade firefighters were on the ...

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Honour to war veteran and bushfire victim

By Claire Ottaviano WHEN the Wooroloo bushfire ripped through the eastern hills region in February it took homes, livelihoods and priceless personal possessions with it. But invaluable, and almost irreplaceable, service medals have been reissued in significant recognition of the ...

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All hands on deck against weeds

By Claire Ottaviano AS new growth emerges from fire blackened bushland around Wooroloo and Gidgegannup, local Friends and landcare conservation groups are preparing for the next battle against a yearly environmental enemy – weeds. The Shire of Mundaring has reported ...

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Baffling case of returned stolen donations

By Claire Ottaviano STOLEN bushfire donations caused outrage at the Gidgegannup Community Recovery Centre last week before the items were mysteriously returned. The items, including $6000 worth of steel capped boots, were reported missing between Saturday, April 3 and Tuesday, ...

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Putting one foot in front of the other

By Claire Ottaviano THE Perth running community is getting together to support fellow runners and residents impacted by the Wooroloo bushfire by sponsoring them to take part in a new ultra race from the Swan Valley to Toodyay. The Transcend ...

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Funding boosts West Swan brigade

By Claire Ottaviano SWAN Settlers Market  shoppers and vendors raised $5000 for West Swan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade during the month of February. The money will be used to buy data packs to help firefighters navigate remotely during emergencies. Brigade ...

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Sifters strike better than gold

By Claire Ottaviano BUSHFIRE ‘sifters’ are going to remarkable lengths to search for and find precious possessions thought to have perished in the flames. Sifting is a small but important part of Disaster Relief Australia’s (DRA) role helping Perth Hills’ ...

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Disaster recovery in good hands

By Claire Ottaviano A MISSION of military proportions to help Wooroloo Bushfire victims is underway in Mundaring. Tucked neatly on the upper floor of Mundaring Arena is Disaster Relief Australia’s (DRA) mission control centre with sleeping quarters and mess hall ...

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