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Snow search mobilises Falls Creek

On Tuesday 12 July, Falls Creek had one of the biggest storms to impact the village in recent history with snow coming down thick and fast.

 1.14 PM 2 August, 2016

House fire on Mornington Peninsula

CFA responded to a house fire overnight in Tootgartook, on the Mornington Peninsula.

 10.24 AM 6 July, 2016

Thermal camera assists firefight

Strathmerton Fire Brigade Captain Evan Bourchier was finishing the morning milking when he got the page to a fire at a local factory.

 3.21 PM 22 June, 2016

CFA responds to Lorne crash and rescue

CFA and SES specialist rescue crews are working to free a badly injured truck driver, left trapped in the wreckage of his cabin after a crash in Lorne.

 5.39 PM 9 May, 2016

CFA responds to refinery incident

UPDATE Tuesday 11.30am: Roads near the refinery have reopened and no hazardous material has been detected outside the refinery and the all clear has been sounded. Other areas of the facility are operating as normal.

 7.41 AM 27 April, 2016

Smoke visible in Ballarat area

Residents around Ballarat might see smoke in the air tomorrow afternoon while CFA crews carry out a planned burn at Victoria Park in Newington.

 1.25 PM 18 February, 2016

Fireys free man trapped by mower

Firefighters have helped free a man after he became trapped by a ride-on lawn mower in Healesville this morning.

 9.19 AM 7 January, 2016

CFA office staff cool under pressure

In early December, Glenda Walter, Coordinator Learning and Development Districts 4 and 5, and Tania Sigley, Administrator Learning and Development, both based in Hamilton, had almost reached the Learning and Volunteerism Conference in Ballarat.

 5.48 PM 17 December, 2015

Another haystack fire

Last Wednesday 25 November at 5.22am, Thoona and Boweya brigades were called to their second haystack fire in a week.

 7.48 PM 30 November, 2015

Craigieburn North to feel impact of smoke

Residents of Craigieburn North are being urged to prepare for the impact of smoke from the landfill fire at Somerton.

 9.56 PM 21 November, 2015

Somerton rubbish pile fire

CFA and MFB firefighters are battling a large rubbish fire at a recycling plant in Somerton.

 8.39 AM 20 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

Fire at Horsham electricity substation

A fire in a transformer at a Horsham electricity substation has cut power to parts of the community.

 8.07 PM 18 November, 2015

Smoke warning for SA, Vic border

Fire authorities in Victoria and South Australia would like to advise that smoke along the southern section of the border is coming from a peat fire burning 20km north east of Mount Gambier, near Strathdownie.

 4.34 PM 16 November, 2015

Portland ship fire declared safe

Local, state and interstate emergency services combined to bring a ship fire at the Port of Portland in the state's South West to an and yesterday morning (Saturday 14 November).

 3.11 PM 15 November, 2015

Hoppers Crossing home flooded

CFA has helped to stem the flow of water from a burst main as it threated to flood homes in Hoppers Crossing this afternoon. 

 4.08 PM 13 November, 2015

Fire comes to brigade

At around 1pm yesterday (9 November) 1st Lt Phil Clayden was sitting quietly at the Bacchus Marsh Fire Station completing some paperwork when there was a knock at the door.

 2.57 PM 10 November, 2015

Ship fire, removal of fodder at Port of Portland

Emergency services continue to respond to a fire on board a ship docked at the Port of Portland

 5.51 PM 8 November, 2015

Ship fire, removal of fodder at Port of Portland

Emergency services continue to respond to a fire on board a ship at the Port of Portland. On Tuesday night, CFA crews onboard the ship discovered that the front, starboard side of the fodder storage silo was on fire and spreading to the rest of the storage area.

 1.10 PM 6 November, 2015

Ship fire continues at Port of Portland

Emergency services continue to respond to a fire on board the livestock carrier at the Port of Portland.

 4.30 PM 5 November, 2015