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Mine fires update - 18/2/14

Hazelwood mine fire: Emergency services and supporting agencies will update the community on the current Latrobe Valley mine fires situation at a community meeting being held in Morwell at 6.00pm today.

 2.13 PM 18 February, 2014

Mine fires meeting 18/2/14

The second community meeting for the Latrobe Valley open cut mine fires will be held tonight, Tuesday 18 February from 6.00pm at Kernot Hall, corner Princes Drive and Monash Way, Morwell.

 11.36 AM 18 February, 2014

Mine fires update - 17/2/14

Hazelwood mine fire: Deputy Regional Controller Andrew Zammit said firefighters have regained some lost ground at the Hazelwood open cut coal mine after winds fanned the blaze and increased fire activity on Saturday night.

 4.35 PM 17 February, 2014

Hazelwood open cut mine fire

This page was regularly updated during the response phase of the Hazelwood mine fire. For relief and recovery information see

 7.57 PM 15 February, 2014

Morwell community meeting 14/2/14

Deputy Incident Controller Simon Bloink from CFA spoke about the Hazelwood Open Cut Mine Fire at a community meeting held yesterday (Feb 14). 

 4.21 PM 15 February, 2014

Rescue from under a 2.5 tonne tree

On Tuesday 11 February the Loch Rescue unit responded to a 000 call for a man trapped under a tree.

 8.32 PM 12 February, 2014

Tartaric acid spill in Hallam

Only six minutes after being commissioned, Hallam's new Heavy Hazmat (Hazardous Materials) vehicle responded to a significant chemical spill at Wedgewood Road in Hallam first thing yesterday morning.

 5.52 PM 4 February, 2014

Super Saver Smash

On Wed 22 January, an elderly woman reversed her car into the $2 Saver Shop in Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough.

 3.02 PM 24 January, 2014

Rescue at Beechworth Gorge

A visit to Beechworth Gorge proved to be life changing for a father and his son who, following an accident, had to be lifted out of the gorge during a six-hour rescue.

 1.42 PM 2 January, 2014

Dramatic rescue at Cape Paterson

The Oaks beach evacuated for safe landing...

 9.00 AM 1 January, 2014

CFA bystanders in heart attack save

A social basketball game at the St Arnaud basketball stadium turned deadly serious when one of the players collapsed with a suspected heart attack. Bystanders jumped into action; a number of them were CFA members.

 4.23 PM 30 December, 2013

Heroic confined space rescue

By the time Russell Gaul arrived on scene with two others in the Darnum-Ellinbank tanker, a desperate rescue was underway with a serious risk of four fatalities.

 2.14 PM 24 December, 2013

Close shave with train

A motorist had a lucky escape when his car was side-swiped by a city-bound train during yesterday afternoon's (5 December) peak period.

 9.18 PM 5 December, 2013

Major leak at Shell Refinery

UPDATE - 10.20am The leak at the Shell Refinery has been stopped. CFA units will be leaving the scene shortly.

 7.42 AM 20 November, 2013

Mernda man stuck in muddy hole

CFA and MFB have rescued a man who was stuck down a hole in Mernda this afternoon.

 2.47 PM 12 November, 2013

Ladder platform assists road rescue

Dandenong ladder platform helped the rescue of an injured passenger from a vehicle collision.

 2.39 PM 12 November, 2013

Longwarry hazmat Incident

CFA attended a hazmat incident at a food factory in Mackay Street, Longwarry.

 3.41 PM 29 October, 2013

Car crashes into Berwick bakery

On Sunday 20 October around 11:30am a car reversed into a bakery in Bemersyde Drive Berwick.

 12.20 AM 24 October, 2013

Mine shaft rescue

UPDATE @ 4.30pm, 9 Oct: A man has been safely removed from a mine shaft in Diamond Creek by police, MFB and CFA rescue teams. He's now in the hands of paramedics.

 3.08 PM 9 October, 2013

Hazmat incident in Keysborough

At approximately 7am on Tuesday 8 October, CFA crews were dispatched to a liquid spill on a road, possibly and acid on Pillars Road, Keysborough.

 5.11 PM 8 October, 2013