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Burning coastal scrub in May

Who would have thought that we would be burning coastal wattle and heath in May!

 3.20 PM 9 May, 2013

Numurkah tyre fire

A large number of old tyres have caught fire out the back of a tyre recycling site at Numurkah, producing an extensive amount of thick black smoke in the area.

 4.54 PM 2 May, 2013

Man hit by falling tree

A CFA Dereel crew (District 7) heading out the door to assist with recovery work on the recent Dereel bushire was diverted to an incident directly across from their station where a tree had fallen on a man.

 3.07 PM 27 April, 2013

Shuttling to put out mulch

Just before 6:30 on Sunday morning, Caroline Springs Fire Brigade, along with MFB Pumper 43 and Water Tanker 43 from Deer Park, were paged to a reported green waste fire at the Boral Quarry in Ravenhall.

 2.29 PM 22 April, 2013

Sunday drive turns into a nightmare

At 4:20pm on Sunday (31st March), Sunbury and Diggers Rest Fire Brigades, along with Sunbury SES, were paged to a reported car accident with entrapment.

 6.21 PM 2 April, 2013

Fiskville graffiti attack condemned

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has condemned as cowardly a graffiti attack on a wall outside the recruit accommodation block at CFA Training College – Fiskville.

 3.38 PM 12 March, 2013

Cape Clear light aircraft accident

CFA is currently on scene at a light aircraft accident at Cape Clear.

 2.47 PM 27 February, 2013

Hot cars in Pakenham

Around 3:40pm on Thursday 17 Jan multiple calls were coming in for a recycling plant fire in Pakenham.

 2.37 PM 21 January, 2013

Warning following four boat fires

With more hot weather on the way, CFA is reminding boating enthusiasts in the northern country to follow some basic safety tips, following several boat fires on Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon.

 4.20 PM 8 January, 2013

CEO and CO statement on Peter Harry

It is with a heavy heart that CEO Mick Bourke and Chief Officer Euan Ferguson confirm the “in the line of duty” death of one of our volunteer firefighters. 

 2.30 PM 30 December, 2012

Fire destroys Loch Sport caravan

CFA is reminding holiday makers to be vigilant around campfires after an incident at a Loch Sport holiday park.

 7.51 PM 29 December, 2012

Grass fire at Gooram

UPDATE, 4.55pm: This grass fire is now safe.A medium grass fire at Gooram, south of Euroa, has been brought under control.

 4.03 PM 28 December, 2012

Photos from Cope Cope fire

These photos of the Cope Cope crop and grassfire were taken by Wayne Rigg. Wayne is an Acting CFA Aviation Officer and was the Air Attack Supervisor at the incident.

 8.07 AM 28 December, 2012

Crop fire burns over 500 hectares

A large grassfire north of St Arnaud in the state’s west has been contained.

 8.04 PM 27 December, 2012

Busy day for firefighters

District 7 fire brigades were kept busy yesterday (December 23) and overnight attending a range of incidents including a grassfire, hazmat, house fire, rescue and car accident.

 11.10 AM 24 December, 2012

Machinery destroyed at Rosebud tip

A fire is estimated to have caused more than $800,000 damage after a front-end loader was destroyed at the Rosebud tip last night, 17 December.

 7.58 AM 18 December, 2012

Tatura hay stack fire

Farmers are being reminded to closely monitor the temperatures in their hay stacks after a blaze in Tatura (near Shepparton).

 1.23 PM 6 December, 2012

District 2 CFA Ops Report December

Report for District 2 meetings December 2012 by Operations Manager Mark Gilmore.HAPPY and SAFE Christmas to all.

 5.50 PM 5 December, 2012

Weeding leads to burns injuries

A 60 year old man has sustained burns to his hands and lower legs after using flammable liquids as a weed killer around his garden at home in Craigieburn.

 8.33 AM 17 November, 2012

Lake Eppalock boat fire

Investigations will centre on a possible fuel leak or spill, after a speed boat caught fire at Lake Eppalock, Sunday 4 November.

 11.57 PM 5 November, 2012