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Incidents - Bushfire

Ride-on mower sparks Mount Cottrell fire

Tuesday evening (9 January) CFA firefighters were called to battle a grass and scrub fire in Mount Cottrell.

 4.54 PM 11 January, 2018

Smoke visible due to increased fire activity

Fires burning in Victoria and South Australia today have resulted in large amounts of smoke drifting across the state.

 9.35 PM 6 January, 2018

300 hectare blaze in Bamganie

This afternoon (4 January) firefighters battled a large grass and scrub fire in Bamganie.

 6.14 PM 4 January, 2018

Bombers on the move in Victoria’s north-west

Last week (13 December) CFA Air Operations in North West Region relocated fixed wing bombers 352 and 353.

 8.31 AM 26 December, 2017

Take care with ride-on mowers

A grass fire at Arthurs Creek on Saturday 23 December was started by a ride-on mower.

 8.43 AM 25 December, 2017

Grass and scrub fire in Wheatsheaf

This afternoon (8 November) firefighters were called to a grass and scrub fire on private land in Wheatsheaf. 

 5.17 PM 8 November, 2017

CFA assists in fighting Northern California fires

Seven CFA firefighters were among a contingent of 33 Victorian emergency management personnel deployed today to assist in managing the devastating fires in Northern California.

 4.17 PM 18 October, 2017

Update on East Gippsland fires

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria crews continue to work in steep terrain on bushfires burning in parts of East Gippsland.

 4.53 PM 27 September, 2017

More than 50 fires escape from private burn offs

Over the weekend, windy conditions saw more than 50 fires escape from private burn offs across the state.

 3.10 PM 25 September, 2017

Grass fire in Tylden

Spring weather is truly here and CFA firefighters got a taste of the season to come when they were called to a grass and scrub fire at Blue Gum Plantations this afternoon (18 September).

 5.25 PM 18 September, 2017

Brigades get a feel for the season ahead

It’s hard to believe that some of our fireys have been battling grass fires and burn offs over the past couple of weeks given the gloomy weather, but they certainly have.

 2.10 PM 15 August, 2017

Head-on train crash a shock

In light of the upcoming 125th anniversary of the Euroa Urban Fire Brigade in June, brigade member Anthony Cini will be taking a trip down memory lane with brigade members on their most memorable fires.

 4.52 PM 20 March, 2017

All hands on deck at Mt Dandenong grassfire

It was all systems go this morning when emergency services crews were called to a grass and scrub fire on Mt Dandenong Tourist Road.

 11.03 AM 9 March, 2017

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’

The fire danger index was low and Bonegilla Captain Brian Church headed out with his friend Dick Osmand at 6am to fish on Lake Hume.

 3.19 PM 27 February, 2017

Western Districts fires 40 year anniversary

The Sun News-Pictorial emblazoned their cover with a photo of devastation in the township of Streatham and called 12 February 1977 “the day the west caught fire”.

 9.08 AM 13 February, 2017

Grassfire in Diggers Rest

On Saturday 4 February, CFA firefighters evacuated residents in Melbourne’s northwest as an out-of-control grassfire threatened homes. 

 1.57 PM 6 February, 2017

Lyndhurst fire closes railway

CFA firefighters responded to a grassfire just before midday today, Tuesday 31 January, at Boland Drive in Lyndhurst.

 7.36 PM 31 January, 2017

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire

Today marks 20 years since fierce flames destroyed 41 homes, killed three people and ripped through more than 400 hectares of bushland covering much of the Dandenong Ranges.

 5.00 PM 20 January, 2017

Helicopter critical at Riddells Creek grass fire

Fourteen fire trucks and a firefighting helicopter were needed to bring a 10-hectare grassfire under control at a rural property at McDonalds Lane near Riddells Creek on Monday evening.

 7.59 AM 18 January, 2017

Tangambalanga New Year's Day fire

 A grassfire was started by a truck being used to cart hay.

 12.33 AM 17 January, 2017