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Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

Hazmats keep fireys busy overnight

CFA crews were kept busy overnight after two separate hazmat incidents in the state’s south. 

 10.35 AM 12 June, 2014

Gas main ruptured in Springvale

A large gas main has been ruptured by a backhoe at the building site for the new Springvale train station and around 40 people have been evacuated from the surrounding area.

 11.59 AM 4 June, 2014

Ammonia leak at Cobden

UPDATE 4/6: The hazardous ammonia leak at Fonterra in Cobden is safe. An All-Clear Advice message was issued for the incident yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 3 June) at 5.55pm.

 5.13 PM 3 June, 2014

Hazelwood mine inquiry briefing

A briefing session about the Hazelwood Mine Inquiry is now available online for CFA members, ahead of the public hearings which begin Monday 26 May.

 9.30 AM 22 May, 2014

Man rescued from car

CFA and SES have successfully extricated a patient from a car accident in Mt Duneed this afternoon.

 3.03 PM 8 May, 2014

Royal Melbourne Yacht Race Mayday

Sailors taking part in a Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron race off St Kilda found themselves in the water when their yacht sank on Sunday morning.

 3.59 PM 4 May, 2014

Tuna fishing capsize off Portland

Four people were lucky to be rescued by a passing fishing boat after spending an hour clinging to a 6.2m boat approximately three miles off Port of Portland.

 3.12 PM 4 May, 2014

House collapse causes gas leak

CFA crews have contained a hazardous gas leak at Mt Evelyn after a house collapsed and ruptured a gas line overnight.

 10.23 AM 2 May, 2014

Yacht sinks in Western Port

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

 9.25 AM 22 April, 2014

Boat fire in Patterson Lakes Marina

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

 9.07 AM 22 April, 2014

Ballarat East school incident

The cause of some children falling ill at a Ballarat East primary school is undetermined. 

 3.41 PM 31 March, 2014

Hampton Park hazmat incident

UPDATE 2:40pm: The hazardous gas leak in Hampton Park is now safe.

 12.32 PM 28 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire declared safe

After 45 days of intensive firefighting the Hazelwood open cut mine fire has been officially declared ‘safe’, and management handed back to the mine operators, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today.

 1.14 PM 25 March, 2014

Advisory Group a win for Morwell

A newly formed Community Advisory Group (CAG) in Morwell is playing a key role in representing the community throughout the Hazelwood mine fire.

 3.17 PM 21 March, 2014

CFA connects with local community

It’s been a busy six weeks both on and off the fire ground for the CFA. The past 40 days has seen CFA implement its largest ever fire response community engagement program following the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

 1.54 PM 21 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 21/03

The northern batters of the Hazelwood open cut mine fire are now 'safe' after 40 days of intensive firefighting, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said this morning.

 10.54 AM 21 March, 2014

Hazelwood - ‘Old Faithful’ Q&A

Fire services are preparing to attack a long running underground fire in the northern batters known as the ‘Old Faithful’, which has been smouldering in an un-used section of the mine for several years.

 11.05 AM 19 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update - 19/03

Firefighters at the Hazelwood open cut mine are preparing to commence works on Thursday to extinguish a fire in the northern batters known as the ‘Old Faithful’.

 10.15 AM 19 March, 2014

Morwell Fire Brigade plays host

Morwell Fire Station has been hosting rotating crews from Fire and Rescue NSW and the Baulkham Hills pumper for weeks.

 2.00 PM 18 March, 2014

A $2m clean-up package for Morwell

The Victorian Coalition Government has announced a $2 million community assistance package to help Morwell residents begin their clean-up of ash left by the Hazelwood mine fire.

 11.29 AM 18 March, 2014