2PM NEWS UPDATE

A bulk storage facility at Koorangang Island in Newcastle has been evacuated due to fears of a fire in a silo containing carbon.

Firefighters have rescued a pet snake from a house fire at Gateshead near Newcastle. The man inside the house was treated for smoke inhilation while the python escaped unharmed.

Also tonight, The chilling moment Oscar Pistorius described the night he SHOT Reeva Steenkamp.

The truth behind the health scare that has Ian Thorpe in hospital.

And the foreign retail giant set to buy David Jones.