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Incidents - Bushfire

Crews put a quick stop to Strathewen grassfire

CFA firefighters worked hard to bring a slow-burning grass fire at Strathewen under control at 1.50pm this afternoon (13 January).

 2.32 PM 13 January, 2017

Tankers with wings

“They are just tankers with wings.” CFA aviation officer Wayne Rigg is walking across Avalon Airport’s apron pointing to RJ and Hercules. 

 11.01 AM 6 January, 2017

Grassfire in Kellalac

UPDATE, Thursday 3.10pm : The grassfire in Kellalac is now under control.

 2.19 PM 5 January, 2017

Spate of grassfires in Mickleham

UPDATE, Wednesday 12.15pm: The grassfire on Mt Ridley Road in Mickleham is now under control.

 11.50 AM 4 January, 2017

Tractor sparks grassfire in Glenhope

UPDATE, Wednesday 11.15am: Three CFA trucks from Eppalock Group and Redesdale are still present at the incident.

 6.38 PM 3 January, 2017

Grassfire in Boolite

Earlier today (Monday, 2 January) CFA crews attended a grassfire on Donald road in Boolite.

 6.01 PM 2 January, 2017

Plumpton fire contained

Two aircraft and more than 20 ground crew have gained control of a grassfire in Plumpton.

 6.32 PM 24 December, 2016

Air and ground crews attack Bridgewater fire

Aircraft and ground crews have managed to contain a fire near Bridgewater this afternoon (24 December). 

 4.57 PM 24 December, 2016

Fire in goat country

Just before 4pm this afternoon (17 December), Wildwood, Craigieburn and Clarkefield fire brigades were paged to a reported burn off out of control in the vicinity of Konagaderra Road in Clarkefield.

 10.47 PM 17 December, 2016

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.

 9.01 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).

 7.28 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.

 7.27 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.

 3.49 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.

 5.02 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. 

 12.36 PM 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.  

 10.18 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.

 2.37 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.

 5.50 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.

 11.30 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.

 11.58 AM 14 April, 2016