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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

Fire at Park Orchards

CFA crews are attending a fire burning at a site carrying landfill at Stintons Road in Park Orchards.

 10.47 PM 22 April, 2015

Hot bird saved by Echuca fireys

It wasn’t your average call-out for members of Echuca Fire Brigade on Tuesday morning. 

 2.48 PM 21 April, 2015

Dramatic rope rescue for trapped boy

CFA members in Mildura and other emergency services were involved in a dramatic high angle rescue on Good Friday.

 4.29 PM 4 April, 2015

Pakenham man receives burns while cooking

CFA is warning people about the dangers of using accelerants after a man was injured while cooking his dinner at home in Pakenham this afternoon.

 5.18 PM 1 April, 2015

Recalled fridge sparks fire

A family of four have had a lucky escape after a faulty fridge that had been recalled due to safety concerns started a fire in their home in the early hours of the morning.

 11.31 AM 13 March, 2015

Hazardous incident on Hume Freeway

Emergency services were called to a car accident on the Hume Freeway between Clonbinane and Wandong at approximately 6.40am Thursday 26 February.

 5.50 PM 2 March, 2015

Valentine's Day blaze

For the second Saturday afternoon in a row, Edithvale volunteers, supported by Patterson River staff, were called to a fire at opposite ends of the same street in Aspendale Gardens.

 4.00 PM 15 February, 2015

Hay, that’s a whirlwind

Fire crews – including one waterbombing helicopter and the Firebird fixed wing plane – ‘hit it hard, hit it fast’ yesterday in response to a 45-hectare stubble fire in Avenmore (near Elmore) which also set a large hay stack alight. 

 1.45 PM 21 December, 2014

Hot spot at Loy Yang

CFA is currently at AGL Loy Yang near Traralgon assisting with a coal “hot spot” in the Loy Yang mine.

 10.58 AM 28 November, 2014

30 hectare fire at Nathalia

Following an accidental fire started by a slasher near Nathalia yesterday (25 Nov), Operations Officer Shane Sutton has urged landholders to have appropriate suppression equipment on hand while carrying out work on their properties.

 10.14 AM 26 November, 2014

One thousand hay bales destroyed

More than 1,000 hay bales and a hay shed have been destroyed in a fire that started just before midday yesterday (25 November) in a hay shed at Mologa near Bendigo.

 9.47 AM 26 November, 2014

Large rubbish pile alight at Sunbury

Yesterday, just after 3pm (24th November), Sunbury Fire Brigade were paged to assist the EPA in dousing a burnoff in Deverall Road in Sunbury. This was deemed to not be an emergency, so a Code-3 response was sufficient.

 9.06 PM 25 November, 2014

Epping tip fire sparked by spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion is believed to be the cause of a fire which started in a mulch pile at a green waste facility at Epping yesterday.

 9.54 AM 23 November, 2014