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Carwarp almond husk fire

A fire burning in huge piles of almond husks at a processing factory at Carwarp, near Mildura, is expected to burn for several days.

 2.15 PM 8 November, 2013

Almond hull fire goes nuts

An almond hull fire called in at 3:41pm yesterday kept some Sunraysia Group brigades up most of the night.

 2.07 PM 11 October, 2013

Gusty in Melton

With the extreme wind conditions felt throughout Victoria over the last 24 hours, Melton Fire Brigade, working in partnership with SES, have aided in cutting up of downed tree limbs, as well as rapid area assessments throughout the City.

 10.48 PM 1 October, 2013

CFA kept busy overnight

CFA responded to over 380 incidents overnight as wild weather lashed the state.

 10.53 AM 1 October, 2013

Cat trapped in security door

Members of Traralgon Fire Station were today called to free a curious cat who had managed to get stuck in a metal security door.

 4.55 PM 24 August, 2013

Wonthaggi teenager saves mum's life

CFA is praising the efforts of a teenager whose quick actions saved his mother’s life.

 3.16 PM 8 August, 2013

Scaredy cat saved by CFA

Story by Joanne Polley, BASO D7Another day in the life as a CFA Volunteer saw members from the Portarlington Fire Brigade undertake a dramatic roof top rescue.

 12.28 PM 17 July, 2013

Deep seated in Melton

At approximately 8:20am on Saturday morning (11th May), Melton Fire Brigade were paged to a reported Mulch Fire at the Recycling Centre in Ferris Road, Melton South.

 5.48 PM 14 May, 2013

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