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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

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