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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.

 3.29 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.

 4.18 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.

 10.31 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.

 4.50 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.

 3.00 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. 

 12.45 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.

 9.58 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.

 9.14 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.

 8.47 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.

 8.06 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.

 8.54 AM 23 November, 2014

Crews rescue husband and wife from Ballarat blaze

Firefighters from Ballarat Fire Station were just about to leave the station after finishing their Monday night Brigade training last night, when they got the call for a nearby restaurant fire.

 8.25 AM 11 November, 2014

Dog stuck in ground pipe

Firefighters helped to save a dog stuck in a ground pipe in Winchelsea today.

 1.50 PM 17 October, 2014

Light aircraft crash at Chelsea

CFA is at the scene of a light plane crash at Chelsea.

 1.06 PM 14 October, 2014

Fire at Maddingley tip

CFA attended a fire at an industrial tip near Bacchus Marsh overnight.

 1.29 PM 13 October, 2014

Officer's scrappy fire

Just after 5pm on Sunday the 5th of October multiple calls were coming in for a large column of thick black smoke north of the Princes Freeway on Rix Road Officer.

 12.36 AM 8 October, 2014

Busy Sunday for fire services

It was an early taste of the fire season as CFA and DEPI were kept busy attending to various bush and grass and scrub fires yesterday.

 12.12 PM 29 September, 2014

Grampians planned burn season underway

On Tuesday, September 23, CFA and DEPI joined forces for the first planned burn for the spring season in Grampians Region. 

 3.58 PM 24 September, 2014

Rowville fire: you couldn’t print this

Rowville brigade was flat out last night (23 September) attending several incidents including a fire at a local print factory in which a man was injured.

 1.49 PM 24 September, 2014

Fire destroys vacant Healesville house

A single storey weatherboard house at Healesville has been completely destroyed by a fire that started after 10.30pm last night (Monday 22 September).

 8.38 AM 23 September, 2014