Fires

Turia Pitt burns case: Race organisers deny liability

Racing the Planet’s organisers deny liability for horrific burns suffered by Turia Pitt and three other marathon runners.

Organiser Mary Gadams issued a statement denying liability for Ms Pitt’s injuries, sustained while competing in the 2011 El Questro event.

It also disputing the amount of the reported “out of court” settlement.

“RacingThePlanet believes it is clear that the fire that burnt Ms Pitt was deliberately lit and is very concerned that this has not been properly investigated,” the statement reads.

You can read it in its entirety here:

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Friday, June 6th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Roebuck Plains: Bushfire all clear

DFES has issued an “all clear” notice for a bushfire at Roebuck Plains.

DFESThe fire is burning away to the north of the main road, and no longer causing thick smoke on the road.

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Roebuck Plains: Bushfire advice

A fire is burning about seven kilometres to the west of Roebuck Roadhouse.

DFESTravellers are advised to take care.

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Turia gets $10million payout

The West Australian says Racing the Planet organisers will pay competitor Turia Pitt a $10million compensation.

Ms Pitt was one of the marathon runners badly burned when trapped in a bushfire at El Questro in 2011.

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Prescribed burns today

Parks and Wildlife is burning off at two Kimberley locations today:

• Prince Regent National Park, 250km north-east of Derby

• King Leopold Conservation Park, 200km east of Derby

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Sunday, May 18th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

New firefighting tanker

Central Kimberley firefighters have a new light tanker.

DFESYou can read a DFES media release here:

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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Prince Regent River: Prescribed burn

DPaW is burning off at Prince Regent National Park, 250km north east of Derby.

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Monday, May 12th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Prescribed burns

DPaW is burning off at three east Kimberley locations today:

• 50km west of Kununurra

• Mitchell Plateau, 150km south-west of Kalumburu

• 20km south-east of Wyndham

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Environment Comments Off
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