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Incidents - Bushfire

Indigo bushfire destroys caravan

A caravan was destroyed by fire that spread to approximately 17 hectares of bushland in Indigo Valley this afternoon (12 December) from 3.15pm.

 8.01 PM 12 December, 2016

CFA assists with forest fire

CFA crews are assisting the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) with a fire in the Meredith State Forest on Slate Quarry Rd this evening (12 December).

 6.28 PM 12 December, 2016

Bacchus Marsh FB creates buffer for town

Brigades from Bacchus Marsh, Myrniong and Coimadai took part in a strategic hazard reduction burn today on the outskirts of Bacchus Marsh.

 6.27 PM 11 December, 2016

Getting ready for summer in the rain

Murrayville and Border Group held their annual group exercise on Sunday, 16 October. The skies were grey with rain falling constantly, but members remained positive to maximize the training opportunity.

 2.49 PM 18 October, 2016

Local brigades at the ready

Story courtesy Christopher Huttig, Hopetoun Courier Local CFA volunteers are prepared for another upcoming season of fire danger following the Southern Mallee Group exercise at Hopetoun on Sunday, 25 September.

 4.02 PM 12 October, 2016

Thank you from Wye River Fire Brigade

The members of Wye River Fire Brigade want to acknowledge and pass on our sincere thanks to all the CFA brigades that came to our aid to help us fight the devastating Christmas Day fire that threatened to destroy our entire town. 

 11.36 AM 10 June, 2016

Went in green, came out "very black indeed"

Ash Wednesday, 1983. Noel Nealon had just cycled 39 kilometres into the CBD when his pager went off, calling him out to a massive blaze tearing through Belgrave South. It was his very first fire.  

 9.18 AM 10 May, 2016

"You couldn't see the ground below you"

Twenty hours on the back of a fire truck, a stint in crew protection mode and three separate sprints to the station for fresh incidents. Brady Dunne will always remember his marathon first day as a CFA firefighter.

 1.37 PM 6 May, 2016

Warm weather warning after Porcupine Ridge fire

Around 20 CFA crews, DELWP firefighters and a helicopter have brought a 20 hectare fire at Porcupine Ridge, near Daylesford under control.

 4.50 PM 26 April, 2016

Children's book recalls Wye River fire

Out of the ashes of the Wye River and Separation Creek fire has come a beautiful book, which is a fitting memorial to a significant event in the town's history.

 10.30 AM 26 April, 2016

Out-of-control burn-offs prompt warning

CFA is urging Victorians to take extreme care when burning off after responding to a high volume of out-of-control private burn-offs since the end of fire restrictions in the majority of municipalities.

 10.58 AM 14 April, 2016

Mount Mercer plantation fire suspicious

Firefighters have battled strong winds to contain a fire that burnt into a plantation at Mount Mercer. 

 2.55 PM 5 April, 2016

Celebrate our success

In March members of CFA, DELWP and Mt Alexander Shire Council, along with members of the public, went to the site of a fire in Fryerstown which ignited in December 2015.

 1.51 PM 1 April, 2016

District 14 significant incidents

District 14 brigades were called to a number of significant incidents over the past few months. Here are just a few of them.

 3.25 PM 30 March, 2016

ST1431: the last heavy ST to go to Tasmania

Strike team ST1431, was the last heavy strike team to be deployed to the Tasmanian Fires between 28 February and 3 March 2016.

 3.36 PM 8 March, 2016

Chief Officer tours Tassie fireground

Chief Officer Joe Buffone has toured the Tasmanian fireground ahead of the return of 84 CFA firefighters from their deployment interstate.

 11.51 AM 29 February, 2016

Third CFA deployment heads to Tasmania

CFA Chief Officer Joe Buffone has farewelled a deployment of 88 CFA members to Tasmania.

 4.31 PM 24 February, 2016

Mount Bolton – Laverys Road fire

Emergency services have worked through the night to contain a large fire at Mt Bolton, north-west of Ballarat.

 7.04 AM 24 February, 2016

Fire near train line

CFA responded to a grassfire around 6pm (4 February) along the Hume Freeway at Craigieburn between Craigieburn Road and Amaroo Road.

 8.52 AM 5 February, 2016

Chief Officer visits Scotsburn crews

CFA Chief Officer Joe Buffone has visited some of the members who were first on scene to the Scotsburn fire.

 1.09 PM 2 February, 2016