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Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

Traffic a mess after garbage truck fire

Firefighters have helped extinguish a garbage truck fire that left traffic in a mess on the Princes Fwy this morning.

 7.00 AM 1 April, 2016

Mine shaft too hot for Chilli the dog

Things got a little too hot for Chilli the terrier when the curious dog found it self stuck in a mine shaft at White Star Road Bright on Good Friday.

 9.31 AM 27 March, 2016

Rope rescue after Kalorama crash

CFA firefighters are using rescue equipment to help two people from their car located 10m down an embankment on the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road at Kalorama. 

 9.04 AM 24 March, 2016

Tooradin light plane crash

CFA attended a light plane crash at Tooradin around 1.30pm Sunday 20 March. 

 7.33 AM 21 March, 2016

Montrose horse rescue a mammoth task

When Stanley the Horse got himself into a spot of bother on Sunday morning, he was lucky enough to have the best possible help to hand.

 2.54 PM 14 March, 2016

Chemical spill at Avalon service station

Fire crews are dealing with a chemical spill which has closed a Geelong bound service station on the Princes Freeway at Avalon.

 2.05 PM 2 March, 2016

Chemical fire at Anakie

CFA is on scene at a manufacturing plant in Anakie this morning (Tuesday) where a chemical reaction has sparked an explosion. 

 8.24 AM 1 March, 2016

Jack the dog’s rescue tale

Jack, an energetic Labrador-cross, has been reunited with his family after being rescued from an old mineshaft near Ballarat at the weekend.

 8.54 AM 29 February, 2016

Car burns brightly in fire

A car was destroyed by fire in Keysborough last night.

 1.52 PM 25 February, 2016

Eastlink crane rollover

CFA crews are working to secure a crane which has overturned on Eastlink at Keysborough this morning. 

 8.44 AM 11 February, 2016

Truck fire near Hamilton

CFA firefighters responded to a truck fire near Hamilton this morning, 9 February.

 8.52 AM 9 February, 2016

Portland chlorine gas leak

CFA responded to a gas leak at a recreational centre in Portland overnight.

 7.54 AM 4 February, 2016

Campervan fire, Hume Freeway Bowser

Images from the campervan fire on the Hume Freeway at Bowser. Images by Marc Bongers: South Wangaratta & Wangaratta brigades.

 8.08 AM 3 February, 2016

Creek bed rope rescue

CFA crews conducted a high angle rope rescue shortly after 9am this morning, working closely with SES and Ambulance Victoria to remove a woman from a vehicle which drove off the road and into a dry creek bed at Cottles Bridge, near Hurstbridge. 

 12.19 PM 20 January, 2016

Woman, dog rescued at Mt Eliza

CFA specialist rescue crews have helped free a woman and her dog from a cliff in Mount Eliza this morning (Tuesday). 

 10.47 AM 19 January, 2016

Boy freed from vending machine

Firefighters have helped free a child whose arm became trapped in a toy vending machine at Pakenham this afternoon (11 January).

 1.33 PM 11 January, 2016

Joint excavator rescue at Warrak

Emergency services responded to a report that an excavator had rolled over in Warrak near Ararat, on Wednesday afternoon.

 10.00 AM 8 January, 2016

Fireys rescue man pinned by tractor

Firefighters have helped free an elderly man who became pinned under a tractor after an accident in Mt Martha this afternoon.

 2.44 PM 7 January, 2016

Truganina video shared far and wide

A response video that includes narration of good and bad driver behaviour around a responding emergency vehicle has been viewed nearly 400,000 times after being posted on Truganina Fire Brigade’s Facebook page.

 7.52 AM 11 December, 2015

Camper rescued after tree falls on tent

Firefighters have helped with the delicate rescue of a camper who became trapped by a fallen tree in Kennett River overnight.

 7.47 AM 10 December, 2015