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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.

 7.02 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.

 4.49 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.

 9.56 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.

 12.45 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.

 1.34 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.

 7.14 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.

 7.52 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.

 2.04 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.

 2.40 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.

 4.07 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.

 10.13 AM 19 November, 2013

Carwarp almond husk fire

A fire burning in huge piles of almond husks at a processing factory at Carwarp, near Mildura, is expected to burn for several days.

 1.15 PM 8 November, 2013

Almond hull fire goes nuts

An almond hull fire called in at 3:41pm yesterday kept some Sunraysia Group brigades up most of the night.

 1.07 PM 11 October, 2013

Gusty in Melton

With the extreme wind conditions felt throughout Victoria over the last 24 hours, Melton Fire Brigade, working in partnership with SES, have aided in cutting up of downed tree limbs, as well as rapid area assessments throughout the City.

 9.48 PM 1 October, 2013

CFA kept busy overnight

CFA responded to over 380 incidents overnight as wild weather lashed the state.

 9.53 AM 1 October, 2013

Cat trapped in security door

Members of Traralgon Fire Station were today called to free a curious cat who had managed to get stuck in a metal security door.

 3.55 PM 24 August, 2013

Wonthaggi teenager saves mum's life

CFA is praising the efforts of a teenager whose quick actions saved his mother’s life.

 2.16 PM 8 August, 2013

Scaredy cat saved by CFA

Story by Joanne Polley, BASO D7Another day in the life as a CFA Volunteer saw members from the Portarlington Fire Brigade undertake a dramatic roof top rescue.

 11.28 AM 17 July, 2013

Deep seated in Melton

At approximately 8:20am on Saturday morning (11th May), Melton Fire Brigade were paged to a reported Mulch Fire at the Recycling Centre in Ferris Road, Melton South.

 4.48 PM 14 May, 2013

Burning coastal scrub in May

Who would have thought that we would be burning coastal wattle and heath in May!

 2.20 PM 9 May, 2013