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Incidents - Bushfire

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

Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 2.27 PM 26 November, 2015

From the CO - South Australia deployment

The current fire situation in South Australia around Mallala is yet another chilling reminder of the summer ahead and the impact and devastation of bushfire.

 11.17 AM 26 November, 2015

Bangholme grass fire

Firefighters worked to bring a slow-moving grass fire at Bangholme under control at 5.50pm this afternoon.

 5.06 PM 24 November, 2015

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

The Mallee district will be subjected to a Total Fire Ban on Friday, 20 November 2015.

 5.08 PM 19 November, 2015

Roadside burning at Toolern Vale

Roadside hazard reduction burning is a critical task for a number of brigades around the state. And Toolern Vale is no exception.

 9.45 PM 29 October, 2015

Smoke on the water

Ballarat and Sebastopol Fire Brigades, in consultation with Ballarat City Council, recently undertook a hazard reduction burn at the picturesque Lake Esmond in Canadian, a locality of Ballarat.

 8.59 PM 29 October, 2015

Fire at Monbulk

UPDATE: A fire that burnt approximately four acres at Monbulk late this afternoon is now safe.

 4.25 PM 28 October, 2015

Going the extra mile

Shelley Cowen is a mum of two kids who is doing her bit for the community.

 4.48 PM 19 October, 2015

Little cutie rescue

On Sunday 11 October, the Diamond Creek slip-on was deployed to do night shift at the Lancefield fire as part of strike team 1415. 

 2.39 PM 14 October, 2015

Lancefield and Tallarook fire update

Easing conditions have helped firefighters working on the Lancefield and Tallarook blazes, with the Lancefield fire now 90 per cent contained and downgraded from Watch & Act to Advice status.

 3.30 PM 10 October, 2015