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Crews put a quick stop to Strathewen grassfire

CFA firefighters worked hard to bring a slow-burning grass fire at Strathewen under control at 1.50pm this afternoon (13 January).

1.32 PM 13 January, 2017

CFA says: Don’t be a butthead

It’s easy to be complacent; to think that your behaviour won’t affect anyone else, but even the small act of throwing a cigarette butt from your car makes you a butthead.

11.22 AM 12 January, 2017

Evaporative coolers cause house fires

CFA has warned residents to check evaporative coolers, after crews attended four house fires caused by these systems over the weekend (7-8 January).

9.23 AM 12 January, 2017

Portland gains new firefighters

CFA’s Portland Fire Station has enhanced its capacity to protect the community, with the addition of five new career firefighters rostered on a day shift.

2.01 PM 10 January, 2017

A purrfect rescue from Mt Eliza Fire Brigade

On Friday 30 December 2016, Mt Eliza Fire Brigade received a call out to a home on Quinns Parade where Merlot the adventurous orange tabby cat was stuck in a tree.

11.23 AM 10 January, 2017

CFA Mount Martha family on film

It started with a university project but turned into a film that has inspired a community.

8.33 AM 10 January, 2017

Grassfire in Kellalac

UPDATE, Thursday 3.10pm : The grassfire in Kellalac is now under control.

1.19 PM 5 January, 2017

Strathewen students create fire film

CFA’s Arthur’s Creek Strathewen fire brigade have worked with 10 Strathewen Primary School students to create a ‘Claymation’ film about bushfire awareness, which has been well received by local people. 

12.00 PM 28 December, 2016

Fire destroys home in Portarlington

Early this morning (Thursday, 5 January) CFA crews received a call out to a house fire on Fenwick Street in Portarlington.

8.55 AM 5 January, 2017

Gas leak in Churchill

Digging a hole for a post has caused a gas leak on Canterbury Way and Auchterlonie Cres in Churchill this afternoon. 

2.41 PM 4 January, 2017

Spate of grassfires in Mickleham

UPDATE, Wednesday 12.15pm: The grassfire on Mt Ridley Road in Mickleham is now under control.

10.50 AM 4 January, 2017

Tractor sparks grassfire in Glenhope

UPDATE, Wednesday 11.15am: Three CFA trucks from Eppalock Group and Redesdale are still present at the incident.

5.38 PM 3 January, 2017

Silo heats up in Trafalgar

Update 4pm: CFA with the assistance of other agencies continue to decant a silo, moving the seed-product to a tank on specialised truck.

9.33 AM 3 January, 2017

Grassfire in Boolite

Earlier today (Monday, 2 January) CFA crews attended a grassfire on Donald road in Boolite.

5.01 PM 2 January, 2017

Rescue in Mt Buffalo

Earlier today (Monday, 2 January) CFA crews were called to a high angle rescue at Tourist Road in Mt Buffalo.

2.44 PM 2 January, 2017

Grassfire in Tangambalanga

**UDPATE (4pm)**

12.54 PM 1 January, 2017

Shed fire near Ballarat

A car has been destroyed by fire inside a shed in an industrial area in Delacombe this morning, despite quick action from an employee.

12.05 PM 28 December, 2016

Rosebud shop fire

CFA firefighters are at the scene of a shop fire in Pt Nepean Road in Rosebud.

5.18 PM 26 December, 2016

Fire in Officer

CFA crews were called to reports of a house fire in Turnbridge Road in Officer shortly after 5pm today, Saturday 24 December.

6.02 PM 24 December, 2016

Plumpton fire contained

Two aircraft and more than 20 ground crew have gained control of a grassfire in Plumpton.

5.32 PM 24 December, 2016