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Incidents - Bushfire

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.

 2.09 PM 7 February, 2014

Residents move to safety

Residents directly next to grassland in the Racecourse Road area of Sunbury were advised to 'move to safety' by retreating one or two blocks away from a grassfire this afternoon (Thu 6 Feb).

 2.37 PM 6 February, 2014

Redesdale fire video

Apex Imagery has posted footage of the Redesdale fire showing aircraft and crews at work.

 8.11 AM 6 February, 2014

Gippsland fire update 4/2/14

Issued by Gippsland Regional Control Centre. Eleven fires are still listed as “going” in parts of East Gippsland including Club Terrace, Deddick Valley, Gelantipy and Goongerah.

 5.36 PM 4 February, 2014

Gippsland Fire Situation 3/2/14

A South Westerly wind change moved through Gippsland this afternoon, challenging our fire fighters and providing little relief.  16 fires are still listed as “going” in parts of East Gippsland including Club Terrace, Goongerah, Gelantipy and Goongerah.

 5.34 PM 3 February, 2014

Gippsland fires update

Fire Danger is expected to rise across Gippsland tomorrow with very strong winds and high temperatures bringing a Total Fire Ban throughout the Region.  Eleven fires are still listed as 'going' in parts of East Gippsland, including Club Terrace, Goongerah, Gelantipy and Danes Track north of Bairnsdale.

 6.44 PM 2 February, 2014

Captain on Ouyen emergency

For the first time in living memory, fire threatened to come in to Ouyen on the night on Friday 17 January.

 12.45 PM 31 January, 2014

Fire Commissioner's update (28/01)

An update on fire weather conditions for Victoria.

 10.51 AM 28 January, 2014

Halls Gap Community Meeting

There is a Community Information Meeting being held in Halls Gap on Tuesday 28 January, regarding updates on the Grampians fires.

 9.53 AM 28 January, 2014

Grampians fire update 21 January

HORSHAM INCIDENT CONTROL CENTRE - CURRENT FIRE SITUATION 6.00AM UPDATE: The Grampians Northern Complex fire was declared contained overnight.

 4.50 AM 21 January, 2014

Grampians fire update 20 January

HORSHAM INCIDENT CONTROL CENTRE - CURRENT FIRE SITUATION 6.00AM UPDATE: Firefighters have made significant progress on the Grampians Northern Complex overnight and in to this morning with the fire almost contained.

 6.31 AM 20 January, 2014

Grampians fire update 19 January

6.00AM UPDATE: The clean-up and recovery from the Grampians Northern Complex fire has begun with a number of communities and roads reopening.

 6.16 AM 19 January, 2014

Westbury scrub fire

On 16 January, Trafalgar pumper was returning from a fire call in Moe when it transferred a message to Vic Fire stating there was a column of smoke issuing from the vicinity of O'Brien's Rd/Old Sale Rd in Westbury.

 11.50 PM 18 January, 2014

Grampians fire update - 18 Jan

5.30AM UPDATE: Emergency services continued to work overnight on the Grampians Northern Complex fire which is still threatening the towns of Dadswell’s Bridge and Halls Gap.

 6.39 AM 18 January, 2014

Photos of Grampians fires

Aerial view of fires in the Northern Grampians.

 7.43 PM 17 January, 2014

Photos from Hume Freeway fires

Photos of fires along the Hume Freeway in the Epping and Craigieburn area today.  

 4.39 PM 17 January, 2014

Kangaroo Ground Community Meetings

Two Community Information meetings will be held for residents in the Kangaroo Ground, North Warrandyte, Warrandyte, Panton Hill and Christmas Hill areas.

 4.27 PM 16 January, 2014

Grampians Fire Community Meetings

Community meetings will be held for the Grampians fire now known as Grampians Northern Complex fire 18.00 today at Laharum Hall, Laharum, and tomorrow at Halls Gap recreation reserve at 10.00am and Dadswells Bridge at midday.

 4.24 PM 16 January, 2014

Drama in Dromana

Brigades responded quickly to reports of a fire on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway near Arthurs Seat.

 3.39 AM 16 January, 2014

Fire stretches resources at Sunbury

Just before 3pm yesterday (14th January), multiple Triple Zero calls were received for a reported grass and scrub fire in the Mitchells Lane and Moore Road area in Sunbury.

 10.24 PM 15 January, 2014