Elderly Resident Loses Everything
A house fire on Monday night has left an elderly Moama resident with few possessions to his name.
Officer in Charge for the Western Sectors of the Murray River Police District, Inspector Paul Huggett, says the fire started while the resident was working in his shed, and despite using fire extinguishers, the blaze eventually destroyed the man’s home.
"At this stage it appears the elderly gentleman was doing some tinkering in his shed and the fire's started. He's used a couple of fire extinguishers to try to put it out, however the fire took hold, it's gotten into the roof cavity and the poor old boy's lost his entire house and all of his possessions. he's got a few health concerns as well, so it's just another knock that he doesn't need.
The house is completely gutted."