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Air and ground crews attack Bridgewater fire

Aircraft and ground crews have managed to contain a fire near Bridgewater this afternoon (24 December). 

3.57 PM 24 December, 2016

Oat crop fire in Strathmerton


CFA crews have controlled a fire in an unstripped oat crop in Strathmerton on the Murray Valley Highway.

Both firefighting aircraft have completed their work and crews are now blacking out for the next several hours.

A bulldozer is in use to remove a large gum tree significantly damaged by fire to ensure safety in the area. 

11.37 AM 23 December, 2016

CFA Chief Officer on Today Show

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington speaks to Channel Nine’s Today Show about barbecue safety ahead of the Christmas period.


8.46 AM 23 December, 2016

CFA ready for anything over Christmas

CFA crews across the state are prepared to protect their communities over the Christmas period, as the weather heats up above 40 degrees in northern areas of the state.

12.15 PM 22 December, 2016

CFA brigades test foam at coal mine

Two CFA brigades recently tried out the first compressed air foam equipment for CFA, in a training exercise at Loy Yang Coal Mine in the Latrobe Valley.

8.42 AM 22 December, 2016

Authorities warn of fireworks danger

Victorians are being warned of the dangers of using illegal fireworks this festive season.

8.21 AM 22 December, 2016

Dromana shop catches fire

CFA crews attended a structure fire at a fish and chip shop on Point Nepean Rd this morning. 

7.45 AM 21 December, 2016

Inspect properties following lightning

Over the past 24 hours, lightning has been widespread across the state seeing a number of fires starting across both private and public land. 

3.47 PM 20 December, 2016

Firefighting feels like home

Firefighter recruit Rachelle Poustie is one of the newest members of the CFA family, however she already feels right at home.

10.24 AM 20 December, 2016

Mt Macedon FB trains hard and plays harder

Training is a serious business at Mt Macedon Fire Brigade, but that doesn't mean it can't be just a little bit fun.

8.06 AM 20 December, 2016

Final fire restrictions for the summer

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Tuesday, 3 January 2017:

3.22 PM 19 December, 2016

The Basin's flashy Christmas show

CFA’s The Basin Fire Brigade are well and truly embracing the Christmas spirit, creating a festive film featuring flashy fire trucks, which has been viewed more than 300,000 times.

2.17 PM 19 December, 2016

Santa’s little helpers out in force

Christmas is right around the corner, and CFA brigades are giving the reindeers a well-earned rest, helping Santa to deliver early gifts to a few very lucky children!

11.11 AM 19 December, 2016

Final firefighters graduate for 2016

Almost half of the recruits who graduated as CFA’s newest career firefighters on Friday (16 December) were already dedicated volunteers.

8.58 AM 19 December, 2016

Celebrate the silly season safely

The festive season is well and truly here and CFA wants to make sure you celebrate without any sparks.

3.14 PM 15 December, 2016

Firefighter shares US coal mine lessons locally

The Latrobe Valley’s vision to transform closed coal mines into lakes has become reality in some areas of the US, CFA’s Gavin Parker has discovered on a research trip.

11.52 AM 15 December, 2016

Air fleet takes to the skies

Victorians will be better protected with the state’s largest firefighting air fleet officially launched at Avalon airport today.

2.42 PM 14 December, 2016

Christmas comes early for dairy communities

Boronia Fire Brigade staff, volunteers and auxiliary members will drive in a convoy to Beechworth Fire Station in the state’s north to help people affected by the dairy crisis.

2.25 PM 14 December, 2016

Neighbour wakes residents to lounge room fire

A neighbour banging on their front door alerted residents of a fire in their lounge room in Dandenong on King George Pde just after midnight last night (14 December). 

9.17 AM 14 December, 2016

Smoke alarm saves Churchill family

Late last week (9 December) a working smoke alarm alerted a family of five in Churchill to a house fire in the early hours of the morning.

8.56 AM 14 December, 2016