Central Coast News


Total dam storage on the Central Coast has dropped slightly to just under 30 percent of its capacity, following a week with hardly any rain. Households have used 26 megalitres less water than they did last week, staying well below the level three target. So far, the catchment areas have received about 150 millimetres less rain, than it did at the same time last year.

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It appears a cat may have caused a fire in a granny flat at Saratoga. Firefighters were quick to arrive at the Mimosa Street property and extinguished the fire, which caused substantial damage. Of most concern was a bottle of nitrous oxide which was inside the flat. It had to be cooled down, amid fears it would explode. Initial investigations have revealed the fire was sparked by a heater, knocked over by a cat while the occupant was out.

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