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Fire risk grows as Victoria dries out

Grass in Victoria’s west, central and north is drying rapidly, with strong spring growth resulting in potentially high fuel loads.

1.15 PM 7 December, 2016

Fire restrictions continue across the state

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 12 December 2016:

10.33 AM 6 December, 2016

Yinnar South home destroyed

Fire investigators continue to look into the cause of a fire this morning, which destroyed a Yinnar South home on Explorer’s Rd overnight. 

8.30 AM 6 December, 2016

2016 Fire Awareness Award winners

A diverse range of projects was recognised for excellence at the 2016 annual Fire Awareness Awards last Thursday evening (1 December).

2.10 PM 5 December, 2016

First-hand fire experience leads to new career

Losing a home in the Kinglake fires in 2009 and seeing her dad dedicate his life to volunteering inspired Vanessa Williams to become one of CFA’s newest career firefighters.

10.31 AM 5 December, 2016

Are you prepared for fire?

Early decision-making is the focus of the Summer Fire Campaign for 2016-17, which launched today (Sunday 4 December) at Mount Derrimut Nature Conservation Reserve in Deer Park. 

8.42 AM 4 December, 2016

Factory fire in Dandenong South

CFA crews have responded to an incident on Princes Highway in Dandenong South today (Saturday 3 December).

8.35 PM 3 December, 2016

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Sunday 4 December). 

3.52 PM 3 December, 2016

Sparking up a new career

A desire to make a difference led Emre Altiparmak down the path of becoming one of CFA’s newest career firefighters.

2.07 PM 1 December, 2016

CFA gains diversity ground

More women than ever before graduated today (30 November) as CFA’s newest firefighters, after 19 weeks of intense training in theory and practice.

12.22 PM 30 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 5 December 2016:

9.49 AM 30 November, 2016

Hay baler accident in Mt Duneed

CFA was called to an industrial accident at Horseshoe Bend Rd, Mount Duneed at about 6.45pm last night (29 November).

7.20 AM 30 November, 2016

Air fleet ready to help protect the Wimmera

Victoria's firefighting aircraft fleet is getting ready for the 2016-17 fire season with planes and helicopters now being sent to regional bases across the state.

10.03 AM 29 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in the North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 5 December 2016:

8.42 AM 29 November, 2016

Hazmat incident in Traralgon

Early this morning (25 Novemeber) CFA crews attended a hazmat incident at a commercial residence in Traralgon. 

10.08 AM 25 November, 2016

Government response to Fiskville Inquiry

The Victorian Government has today tabled its response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiskville.

3.07 PM 24 November, 2016

Knights of the Round Table

On 25-27 November 2016 more than 100 avid motorcycle riders will be getting involved in Australia’s first Knights of the Round Table (KoRT) tournament.

11.54 AM 24 November, 2016

Anglesea Fire Education Program wins top prize

Late last week (17 November) the 17th Attorney General's 2016 Resilient Australia Awards was hosted by Melbourne Museum and the National School Award was won by Anglesea Primary School for its involvement in the Anglesea Fire Education Partnership – Survive and Thrive Program.

9.25 AM 22 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 28 November 2016

8.30 AM 22 November, 2016

Eltham Fire Station officially open for business

Last Saturday saw the official opening of the Eltham Fire Station, a process which has been 90 years in the making for the Eltham Brigade.

1.24 PM 21 November, 2016