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Hot fairway

Just before 8:30am on Tuesday 1 July Springvale brigade and MFB Pumper 33 were called to a fire at a Dingley golf course.

 3.39 PM 1 July, 2014

Missing fisherman

Coast Guard Portland and Warrnambool have been involved in the search for a missing fisherman off the seas of Port Fairy.

 5.09 PM 20 June, 2014

Holiday plans go up in smoke

A caravan attached to a vehicle has been destroyed after catching fire early this morning.

 6.07 PM 8 June, 2014

Hazelwood Inquiry – Week 1 report

We are now entering the second week of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry public hearings, which will focus on the environmental effects and health issues brought about by the mine fire.

 5.44 PM 2 June, 2014

Oscar the cat skip rescue

A stray cat that was rescued by CFA crews after getting its head stuck in a skip has landed on its feet in a new home.

 5.12 PM 22 May, 2014

Rubbish fire at Montrose

CFA and MFB firefighters have been battling a rubbish fire at Montrose this afternoon, 5 May.

 5.26 PM 5 May, 2014

A veteran firefighter's thoughts

Bob Bassett, Deputy Group Officer with Tambo group, has encountered many reactions across a number of communities, and he decided to share some thoughts that may help others understand that we all share in the trauma of fires and other emergencies. 

 4.50 PM 29 April, 2014

Yacht sinks in Western Port

A 38-feet motor-yacht sank off Phillip Island last night.

 10.25 AM 22 April, 2014

Boat fire in Patterson Lakes Marina

Fire has destroyed a pleasure cruiser at Patterson Lakes Marina this morning.

 10.07 AM 22 April, 2014

Sinking vessel off Portland

A 5.8-metre recreational fishing vessel placed a mayday call via VHF Radio to Portland Coast Guard at 1450hrs Monday afternoon to say their vessel was sinking.

 8.02 PM 21 April, 2014

Hazelwood Mine Update - 14 March

Fire fight: Long arm excavators are being used to dig up and pull apart hot coal so it can be doused and cooled by fire trucks as the Hazelwood incident enters its final stages.

 5.49 PM 14 March, 2014

Mine fire newsletter 16/2/14

Fire agencies and mine personnel are working around the clock on fire suppression activities at both Hazelwood and Yallourn mines in the Latrobe Valley. This Information newsletter is for the 16th of February, 2014.

 10.56 AM 16 February, 2014

What a load of rubbish!

Just after 4:20pm on Tuesday 4 February a fire began in the Knox Transfer Station in George St Wantirna South.

 1.45 PM 6 February, 2014

Baranduda tanker rollover

Early this afternoon while responding to a house fire in Wodonga, a CFA tanker was involved in an incident on Anzac Avenue Wodonga.

 2.34 PM 10 January, 2014

Toolleen grassfire

A grassfire which burnt an estimated 1130 hectares at Toolleen, east of Bendigo, today (26/12) is under control.

 8.14 PM 26 December, 2013

Bomb squad or barbecue?

Energy Safe Victoria has produced a light-hearted video about a very serious safety issue this summer - barbecue safety.

 8.52 AM 15 December, 2013

BBQ fire causes injuries

A Saturday afternoon barbecue today became a much more dangerous activity than expected for three men in Point Cook (25 mins west of Melbourne) as a gas leak caused a barbecue fire.

 3.04 PM 14 December, 2013

Crews battle scorched almond hulls

Excellent work by crews saved more than $1 million of almond hulls with 42,000 unburnt tonnes moved to a distant stockpile involving the coordination of 3300 truckloads over seven days.

 3.40 PM 26 November, 2013

Ararat Hospital Track Fire

CFA and DEPI firefghters have contained a grass fire burning at Hospital Tack at Ararat has been contained, however smoke is expected to be visible to nearby residents for some time.

 5.07 PM 19 November, 2013

Scoresby brigade to the rescue

CFA’s Scoresby firefighters have turned some children’s tears into smiles with a simple act of kindness after a tragic fire.

 11.13 AM 19 November, 2013