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1. A cold snap along eastern Australian has fire authorities worried after eight house fires break out in NSW alone.
A strong sub-Antarctic air front has caused a wide-spread cold snap over two-thirds of Australia. However, fire authorities across the nation are concerned for people’s safety after many are unsafely using their heaters or indoor fires to keep warm.
In just NSW alone, eight house fires were reported causing eight people to be rushed to hospital, says Fire and Rescue NSW.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) July 11, 2015
In many cases, the incidents were caused by power-boards being overloaded, unsafe indoor fireplaces, or for one family, using an outdoor cooking device to heat the inside of their home. F&R NSW Superintendent, Ian Krimmer, has warned people to keep all belongings and persons a metre from any heater, and “don’t, under any circumstances, bring outdoor equipment into the home, they produce deadly carbon monoxide gas.” Few people know that house fires are most common during cold weather.
Fire and Rescue teams are urging all people to check their smoke alarms, to not overload power points or power boards and call triple zero (000) if a fire does occur.
Other safety tips include:
– Keep all belongs one metre from any heating devices
– Inspect power boards and power points for damage
– Turn off all heating and electric appliances after use, and when leaving the room
– Devise and practice a home evacuation plan
– Clean the clothes dryer filter after every use
2. The Adelaide Crows have played their first emotional match, following the murder of their coach, Phil Walsh.
The Adelaide Crows have returned to the field for the first time after the death of their coach.