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Factory destroyed in Rowville blaze

Firefighters battled a large factory fire containing air conditioner units in Rowville early this morning (23 March).

 10.59 AM 23 March, 2017

Community funds save a life

Lara Fire Brigade was paged to a grass and stubble fire on 1 March. Tanker 1 was first on scene quickly backed up by our colleagues from Little River brigade and followed by Lara Tanker 2 and Corio Tanker.

 5.38 PM 21 March, 2017

Red hot wheels for brave little Keith

On Wednesday 15 February, little Keith Basset was busy testing his skills on his brand new bike when his calf became wedged between the pedal and crank.

 2.40 PM 27 February, 2017

Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

Two people have had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in Traralgon yesterday (23 February). 

 1.34 PM 24 February, 2017

Two injured in kitchen fires

CFA is asking residents to take extra care when cooking after two people were injured in two separate kitchen fire incidents last night.

 2.13 PM 22 February, 2017

House, sheds, cars destroyed at Heathcote

A lawn mower has sparked a grassfire on Saturday afternoon (28 January) in Heathcote destroying one house, three sheds and eight cars.

 10.55 AM 29 January, 2017

Smouldering chook poo near Foster

CFA crews had the smelly task of spreading out two smouldering piles of chicken manure on a farm in Stony Creek this afternoon (24 January).

 3.23 PM 24 January, 2017

Oat crop fire in Strathmerton

**UPDATE** CFA crews have controlled a fire in an unstripped oat crop in Strathmerton on the Murray Valley Highway. Both firefighting aircraft have completed their work and crews are now blacking out for the next several hours. A bulldozer is in use to remove a large gum tree significantly damaged by fire to ensure safety in the area. 

 12.37 PM 23 December, 2016

Smoke in the air from almond husk fire

CFA firefighters have worked through the night on a fire at Koorlong where a large pile of almond husks remain burning.

 8.28 AM 9 December, 2016

Girl thanks fireys for life-saving medical help

The members of B Shift at Pakenham Fire Station had a surprise visitor today when 13-year-old Shanae Sykes from Pakenham knocked on the door to say thank you for responding to her family’s Triple Zero call for help on two occasions recently.

 9.40 PM 8 December, 2016

Factory fire in Dandenong South

CFA crews have responded to an incident on Princes Highway in Dandenong South today (Saturday 3 December).

 9.35 PM 3 December, 2016

Mildura lift rescue leads to new friends

On a busy Friday night for CFA’s Mildura Fire Brigade, one call-out around midnight required members to rescue local resident Fred from a lift.

 11.30 AM 29 November, 2016

Early call-out in Cranbourne East

A CFA crew from Cranbourne attended a small fire in Cranbourne East this morning (18 November).

 8.00 AM 18 November, 2016

Midura Storm creates havoc

Mildura and surrounding areas were hit by a series of severe storms early on Saturday morning.

 7.08 PM 13 November, 2016

Carisbrook floods

January 14 2011 is etched in Carisbrook history because over 250 homes were flooded and most of the township was evacuated. It was an event that many said we would never see again in our lifetime. 

 3.50 PM 7 November, 2016

Explosion in Upper Ferntree Gully

CFA firefighters responded to reports of a gas explosion around 5.20pm (1 November) in Bates Avenue in Upper Ferntree Gully.

 8.22 PM 1 November, 2016

CFA assists SES with rooftop safety

Specialist CFA firefighters assisted storm-affected residents in the Dandenong Ranges. Urban Search and Rescue (Category 2), Rooftop safety with Chainsaw, and Impact Assessment teams were all deployed in response to the storm damage.

 10.20 AM 11 October, 2016

Simon Mildren is a keeper

Last week District 8 personnel including Station Officer Simon Mildren responded to a call out of an unusual nature.

 3.28 PM 4 October, 2016

Truck destroyed, highway closed

CFA firefighters responded to a fire which engulfed a semi-trailer and forced the closure of the Princes Highway at Stratford last night (6 September).

 11.31 AM 7 September, 2016

Firefighters receive coveted award for bravery

It started as a normal call out for the Greenvale Brigade. MFB had requested pumper support at a car fire in Meadow Heights, a Melbourne suburb in the north of District 14.

 6.04 PM 9 August, 2016