News & Media

Incidents - Bushfire

On the road with the Chief Officer

A visit to District 24 last week by Chief Officer Joe Buffone ended with an unexpected close-up view of brigades at work, courtesy of a fast-moving grassfire south of Wodonga.

 4.04 PM 19 January, 2016

Crib Point fire destroys home

Firefighters have contained a large fire which burnt through 83ha of bushland and destroyed a house at Crib Point yesterday (Monday). 

 8.35 AM 19 January, 2016

Community Meeting – Wye River- Jamieson Track Fire

Members of the fire affected communities of Wye River and Separation Creek will be updated on progress to return them to their homes at a community meeting on Sunday.

 3.44 PM 2 January, 2016

Community spirit high in Wye

On Christmas morning, Wye River Fire Brigade Captain Roy Moriarty held a meeting to review and confirm the town’s fire plan – a plan developed by locals that would eventually save the lives of hundreds of community members and visitors to the area.

 4.01 PM 28 December, 2015

Lorne fire update - wind changes

A south-west wind change, expected from 9PM tonight, will push the Jamieson Track fire towards Lorne. CFA-DELWP Media Release

 9.25 PM 25 December, 2015

Town evacuations in and around Lorne

Fires around Lorne continue to burn out of control resulting in significant road closures and town evacuations. CFA-DELWP Media Release

 7.22 PM 25 December, 2015

Lorne fires update Thursday 24 Dec

There is no threat to communities at the moment, but it's important for communities surrounding Jamison Track to remain vigilant over the Christmas period when a wind change is expected late Friday 25 December.

 9.36 AM 24 December, 2015

Smoke over the Great Ocean Rd, Lorne and surrounds

Lorne, Camperdown, Cobden, Cobrico and surrounding areas are experiencing significant smoke activity due to fires burning west of Lorne.

 4.23 PM 23 December, 2015

Scotsburn - Community rallies in support

Within hours of news that homes had been lost the community around Scotsburn, near Ballarat, was already rallying to support those affected.

 1.44 PM 23 December, 2015

Lorne fires update Wednesday 23 Dec

A community information newsletter was released today to help residents and travellers around Lorne and the Great Ocean Road stay informed about two fires between Lorne and Wye River. 

 1.25 PM 23 December, 2015

Scotsburn - A FireReady approach

After a week of warnings about the fire danger that weekend, David and Julia had already decided that they would leave if conditions took to a turn for the worse.

 1.16 PM 23 December, 2015

Scotsburn - When practice makes perfect

When the crew of four on Smythesdale Tanker 2 was driving to the Scotsburn fire on Saturday afternoon, they knew it wasn’t like the other jobs they’d been chasing that day.

 12.44 PM 23 December, 2015

Scotsburn - The first responders

When the Scotsburn fire broke out on Saturday 19 December, Buninyong Captain Marc Cannan was on board one of the first trucks to the scene.

 11.51 AM 23 December, 2015

A busy day for north-east brigades

Sunday 20 December turned into a busy day for CFA brigades in the north-east.

 5.45 PM 22 December, 2015

Lorne fires update

Two fires continue to burn near Lorne in separate parts of the Great Otway National Park, both caused by a lightning strike on Saturday night. CFA-DELWP Media Release Monday 21/12, 9pm. 

 7.32 AM 22 December, 2015

Hot weekend weather put Victorians to the test

The state experienced an extended period of extreme heat and fire danger over the weekend, with fire services responding to more than 600 incidents. 

 5.44 PM 21 December, 2015

Fires investigated at Darley Park

CFA and Victoria Police are taking a zero tolerance approach to deliberate and recklessly lit fires following two incidents in Bacchus Marsh this month.

 3.54 PM 15 December, 2015

Volunteers looking after their own

Sal remembers the first stages of the Kilmore-Mickleham fire well. Told to plan for about 50 to 100 meals, instinct and experience told her to expect more. That night they fed 800 people.

 2.31 PM 14 December, 2015

Strike Team 1314 helps families in South Australia

While the main fire in South Australia was contained fairly quickly after CFA crews arrived, CFA members worked hard attending burning hay sheds, piles of smoldering chook poo (used to fertilise wheat fields), smoldering stumps and a few small outbreaks.

 11.07 AM 1 December, 2015

Total Fire Ban in Wimmera and Mallee

CFA has declared Total Fire Bans across the Wimmera and Mallee districts for Monday, 30 November.

 5.41 PM 29 November, 2015