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Fire destroys home in Wallan

In the early hours of this morning (30 January) CFA crews were called to a house fire on Botanical Avenue in Wallan.

1.46 PM 30 January, 2017

Harvest workshops in Wimmera reduce fires

CFA volunteer Kevin Bolwell has helped to reduce fires caused by harvesting machinery in the Wimmera, through running a series of workshops for farmers in the area.

12.01 PM 30 January, 2017

First statewide Total Fire Ban

A statewide Total Fire Ban will be in place on Monday for the first time this summer.

1.04 PM 29 January, 2017

House, sheds, cars destroyed at Heathcote

A lawn mower has sparked a grassfire on Saturday afternoon (28 January) in Heathcote destroying one house, three sheds and eight cars.

9.55 AM 29 January, 2017

Woman rescued from Eurobin Falls

CFA crews worked with SES, Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria yesterday (26 January) to rescue a woman who had slipped down an embankment at Eurobin Falls, Mount Buffalo.

11.35 AM 27 January, 2017

‘Bill’ Bowery, a CFA legend

After more than 70 years in CFA, Kangaroo Flat’s William “Bill” Bowery has certainly gained the respect of his peers.

9.14 AM 26 January, 2017

Paul, a CFA legend

The CFA culture has been deeply embedded in Paul King’s life from a young age and he has certainly come a long way since joining the Wodonga Fire Brigade in 1979 as a junior member.

9.09 AM 26 January, 2017

Henry, a true example of CFA

In a career spanning four decades Henry Barton leaves behind a strong legacy in CFA. 

9.06 AM 26 January, 2017

From ‘bags and bushes’ to AFSM

Nearly sixty years have passed since Graham Petrie first set foot inside the Beazley’s Bridge Fire Brigade in Victoria’s West. 

9.03 AM 26 January, 2017

35 years with CFA rewarded

For the past 35 years, CFA volunteer, group officer and former Board member James ‘Don’ Robertson has spent his summers doing two main two things: running a mixed farming operation near Strathkellar in the heart of District 5 and fighting fires across Victoria and NSW.

8.58 AM 26 January, 2017

Kilmore ‘like family’

When Anthony Archer moved to Kilmore in 1984, there wasn’t much more than a fire station, a football ground and a general store.

8.53 AM 26 January, 2017

CFA members receive top honours

CFA members have featured in the fire and emergency services sector of the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.

8.49 AM 26 January, 2017

The girls fire up

For the first time in its 80-year history, the girls have outnumbered the guys on a recruit course at Mount Eliza Fire Brigade.  

7.52 AM 25 January, 2017

Smouldering chook poo near Foster

CFA crews had the smelly task of spreading out two smouldering piles of chicken manure on a farm in Stony Creek this afternoon (24 January).

2.23 PM 24 January, 2017

CFA tackles fruit shop fire

CFA crews worked hard to contain a structure fire at a Torquay fruit shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning (24 January). 

9.00 AM 24 January, 2017

Campbellfield factory destroyed

CFA crews assisted MFB with a fire that destroyed a chemical factory in Campbellfield on Camp Rd overnight.

8.57 AM 24 January, 2017

CFA and MFB keeping communities safe

From 21-24 January CFA and MFB will be joining forces to keep communities safe during the popular Festival of Sails event in Geelong.

10.53 AM 23 January, 2017

Snags worth their weight in gold

CFA is encouraging Victorians to grab a sausage on Saturday, 28 January and raise funds for their local fire brigade.

9.48 AM 23 January, 2017

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire

Today marks 20 years since fierce flames destroyed 41 homes, killed three people and ripped through more than 400 hectares of bushland covering much of the Dandenong Ranges.

4.00 PM 20 January, 2017

Carrum Downs breaks incidents record

CFA’s Carrum Downs Fire Brigade volunteers have had a busy few weeks attending a range of incidents, allowing the brigade to break its incident record for 2016, with 470 call-outs.

10.08 AM 20 January, 2017