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Incidents - Other

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

Epping mulch fire

CFA crews have extinguished a fire at a business on Cooper Street in Epping this morning which had engulfed a large pile of wood chips. 

 9.33 AM 21 September, 2015

Golf club fire in Cranbourne

At 12.50pm on Monday 14 September Cranbourne and Langwarrin brigades were paged for a report of a roof fire at Amstel Golf Club in Cranbourne. 

 10.38 PM 15 September, 2015

Coast Guard news

News from four Coast Guard brigades around Victoria.

 4.18 PM 7 September, 2015

Teenagers found after all night search

Exhausted CFA volunteers were resting up Sunday after an all-night search found three missing teenagers in the Yarra Ranges National Park.

 1.49 PM 30 August, 2015

Pug life – an unlikely CFA rescue

District 15 Operations Officer Malcolm Bruce proved that CFA does more than fight fires when he rescued Angus the pug from certain death as he ran along Burnbank Street in Ballarat yesterday afternoon (Monday 4 August).

 2.16 PM 4 August, 2015

Four die on Victorian waterways

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association is concerned by the increase in boating-related fatalities after the official boating season. We have had four fatalities in Victorian waters since the Queen's Birthday long weekend.

 12.07 AM 1 July, 2015

CFA saves Silvan nursery

CFA crews have saved part of a large nursery complex in Silvan from being destroyed by fire last night.

 4.22 PM 8 May, 2015