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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

Little River fire threatened houses

A grass fire, which started at about 11.45am yesterday (14 January 2014), threatened properties in the Little River area between Geelong and Werribee.

 11.39 AM 15 January, 2014

Crews control Plumpton grassfire

2.20pm CFA, DEPI and MFB crews have brought a 25 hectare grassfire at Plumpton under control.

 11.25 AM 7 January, 2014

Lyal fire video

Footage of aircraft, ground crews, and dozers working on the fire at Myrtle Creek / Lyal yesterday afternoon has been posted on YouTube.

 11.21 AM 7 January, 2014

Crews control Lyal fire

More than 150 CFA and DEPI firefighters and 4 aircraft have controlled two fires which threatened properties at Myrtle Creek and Lyal around 3pm on Monday.

 9.44 AM 7 January, 2014

Yielima grass scrub fire

At 6.25pm today a column of smoke was reported coming from the Barmah National Park (NNW of Shepparton). Crews responded to the grass and scrub fire which took some time to gain access to in the park.

 9.43 PM 5 January, 2014

Point Wilson grass fire

**Update** - This fire is now under control. Crews will remain on scene until the fire is extinguished and to ensure no hot spots flare up. The fire burnt approximately 450 hectares. 

 3.22 PM 5 January, 2014

Toolleen grassfire

A grassfire which burnt an estimated 1130 hectares at Toolleen, east of Bendigo, today (26/12) is under control.

 8.14 PM 26 December, 2013

Spontaneous Combustion

A grass fire caused by the spontaneous combustion of a compost bin was rapidly brought under control by Eldorado brigade at the weekend.

 5.50 PM 23 December, 2013

Stay clear of Terrible Hollow - Mt Buggery

Visitors thinking of travelling to the Alpine National Park are reminded that the Terrible Hollow-Mt Buggery fire is in the area of the northern Wonnangatta Valley and they should stay clear of this area.

 1.20 PM 22 December, 2013

High country visitors warned

Fires burning close to popular high country holiday spots have prompted fire authorities to urge holiday makers travelling to the mountains to stay informed and be prepared to alter their plans.

 12.30 PM 20 December, 2013