23.2 C
Byron Shire
February 8, 2023

Fire destroys house in SGB

Latest News

Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

Other News


Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

A play that puzzles and delights

The multi-award-winning play is a puzzle of scenes that are slowly put together by the audience to tell the...

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

Only nine weeks to Bluesfest and 18 new artists announced

Easter is on its way and that means Bluesfest is only nine weeks away. 

Allergic reaction from wasp sting tasks WRHS

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service reports that at around 9.30 this morning, they were tasked by New South Wales Ambulance on a primary mission to a property at Tyalgum Creek, west of Murwillumbah.

The elusive ‘Drop of the Desert’ cocktail

Simon Haslam What does it take to produce the winning cocktail in a competition held in Byron in the middle...

A fire burnt a South Golden Beach house to the ground this morning. Photo Angela Dunlop.

A fire destroyed a home at 10 Elizabeth Avenue South Golden Beach in the early hours of this morning.

‘We woke up to sirens, sirens and more sirens this morning,’ said local Angela Dunlop.

‘The fire brigade, police and paramedics were all there.’

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) based in Brunswick Heads was in charge of the fire response and was supported by Fire and Rescue NSW Mullumbimby. The Billinudgel and Mullumbimby Rural Fire Brigades also attended in support but they were not needed as the FRNSW were able to extinguish it.

‘Everyone was accounted for and no one was hurt,’ said a spokesperson for the NSW Fire Brigade.

The house was part of a duplex that it is understood a family were just moving into.

‘The removal truck was stuck in the driveway and couldn’t be moved to get access for the fire truck because the keys were inside,’ said Ms Dunlop.

‘One of the fires said that the fire possibly started in the kitchen.’

However, a spokesperson for NSW Fire Brigade said that they do not have a cause regarding how the fire started and that the cause is currently under investigation.

Due to a firewall between the two houses that made up the duplex it is understood that the other house was not affected by the fire.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

Flood rebuilds hampered by ‘like-for-like’ insurance clause

Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.