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Incidents - Bushfire

Narrawong bushfire

LISTEN: Incident Controller Mark Gunning talks to ABC about the bushfire in Narrawong, which has burnt out 1550 hectares.

 3.12 PM 2 April, 2014

Mickleham grass fire

UPDATE 3:30PM: The grass fire at Mickleham has been controlled. The cause is believed to be from a tractor slashing vegetation.

 2.06 PM 31 March, 2014

Taking on the Gisborne fire

“Water! We’re out of water,” yells crew leader Anne Perkins on the Newstead brigade tanker's two-way radio. 

 8.21 AM 19 March, 2014

Firefighter injured near Rushworth

A CFA volunteer has been injured while fighting a grassfire at Moora, near Rushworth overnight (Friday, 14 March).

 5.32 AM 14 March, 2014

Hot act at music festival

Neerim South and Noojee fire brigades responded to a report of a “grass fire spreading” in McKenzie Rd, Neerim East at 1:47pm on Sunday 9th March.

 3.53 PM 13 March, 2014

Campfire warning over long weekend

DEPI Chief Fire Officer Alan Goodwin has warned that small campfires can quickly turn into large bushfires even in the moderate weather conditions forecast for this long weekend.

 12.40 PM 7 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 6/3/14

Incident Controller for the Hazelwood mine fire, John Haynes said while he is feeling confident the fire will soon be contained, there are some testing days ahead.

 2.47 PM 6 March, 2014

Timbarra-Gil Groggin update 6/3/14

This will be the final newsletter covering the fires being focused on by the Bairnsdale Incident Control Centre. This newsletter will be reinstated if required.

 10.34 AM 6 March, 2014

ST 0981 in Gelantipy.

ST 0981 was added to the long list of teams working on the east Gippsland fires in February of this year, the District 9 team of heavy and medium tankers were tasked to work north of Buchan supporting DEPI crews in a burn to the West of the Snowy River

 4.52 PM 21 February, 2014

Kyneton grassfire video

Kyneton brigade has posted a video showing a first-hand view of their efforts to control grassfires on 9 & 10 February.

 10.47 AM 17 February, 2014

Cindy - out of the ashes

This little lady was found by CFA firefighters last Thursday - she’s still a pouch baby but she was found on her own with badly burnt feet following the Mickleham fire.

 7.27 AM 17 February, 2014

Mine fire air quality audio

Elizabeth Radcliffe from the EPA spoke at a press conference this morning on air quality impacts from the Latrobe Valley open cut mine fires.

 1.38 PM 14 February, 2014

All clear in the Mallee

The final all clear has been issued this week for the Mallee fires that started nearly a month ago.

 10.35 AM 14 February, 2014

East Gippsland Fire Update 12/2/14

Community Information Newsletter number 15 Far East Gippsland Fires   East Gippsland Fire Danger Rating: HIGH   Everyone should stay aware of their local weather conditions and have a bushfire survival plan ready. Existing fires are still being controlled and conditions could change quickly.

 12.00 PM 12 February, 2014

VIDEO: Mickleham / Kilmore meeting

A community member has posted video of this evening's community meeting in Wallan to provide information on the Mickleham / Kilmore fire.

 9.24 PM 11 February, 2014

Significant smoke across Victoria

Victorians are being reminded not to call Triple Zero (000) if they see smoke unless they can see flames or a single column of smoke going into the air.

 5.30 PM 11 February, 2014

Fireys battle East Gippsland fires

Firefighters from across Victoria, interstate and New Zealand continue to battle several fires across East Gippsland but with conditions easing in the area, fire services are hopeful the worst has passed.

 12.39 PM 11 February, 2014

Bushfires photo gallery

Media photographers and ordinary members of the public captured the frightening power of yesterday's bushfires through their camera and mobile phone lenses.

 8.00 AM 10 February, 2014

Warrandyte and Mickleham fires

Homes have been destroyed and relief centres have opened as more than 350 fire-fighters battle two fires that began in Mickleham and Warrandyte this afternoon.

 4.30 PM 9 February, 2014

Group Officer on Goongerah fires

Andy Bennett is a longtime Goongerah resident and was the captain of Goongerah Fire Brigade for its first ten years.

 1.09 PM 7 February, 2014