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Two injured in kitchen fires

CFA is asking residents to take extra care when cooking after two people were injured in two separate kitchen fire incidents last night.

1.13 PM 22 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans – Wed 22 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 February, in all fire weather districts, except the North East and across Gippsland.

4.23 PM 21 February, 2017

CFA helps farmers in need

CFA has delivered dozens of boxes of food to the Lions Club as part of their ‘Need for feed’ campaign to help struggling dairy farmers in Gippsland.

11.19 AM 20 February, 2017

Juniors to test skills at State Championships

CFA’s junior members have been training hard in preparation to showcase their skills at the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Junior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Tatura on 25-26 February.

2.39 PM 17 February, 2017

CFA features in round one of grants

CFA operational equipment, community education, training and development and maintenance projects will be funded thanks to the first round of emergency volunteer grants announced this week.

12.50 PM 17 February, 2017

Statement on use of camera at fire station

We have today stood aside a senior member pending a full investigation into the unauthorised use of a security camera in one of our stations.

12.51 PM 16 February, 2017

Remembering Ash Wednesday

Today marks the anniversary of the Ash Wednesday bushfires, on 16 February 1983. 

9.11 AM 16 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans on Wednesday

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Wimmera, South West and Central fire weather districts for tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 February.

3.23 PM 14 February, 2017

Captain Koala is looking for love

CFA’s Captain Koala braved the big smoke looking for love this Valentine’s Day.

10.45 AM 14 February, 2017

Truck fire on Hume Freeway

CFA crews responded to a truck fire yesterday (Thursday, 9 February) after a milk truck on the Hume Freeway in Beveridge caught fire.

7.59 AM 10 February, 2017

TFB in Central, Mallee, Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban is in place tomorrow, Thursday, 9 February, in the Central, Wimmera and Mallee fire weather districts with a hot and humid day forecast.

4.06 PM 8 February, 2017

Grassfire in Diggers Rest

On Saturday 4 February, CFA firefighters evacuated residents in Melbourne’s northwest as an out-of-control grassfire threatened homes. 

12.57 PM 6 February, 2017

OM takes on the Tour de Cure

If there's one thing CFA members excel in other than fighting fires, it’s pulling together to help the community and Allan Rankin is about to demonstrate this perfectly.

9.07 AM 3 February, 2017

Des rewarded for outstanding service

Late last year (24 November) CFA’s Des Phelan unassumingly attended what he thought was a Christmas party; little did he know his colleagues had something much more exciting in mind.

8.01 AM 3 February, 2017

Early morning fire at Yellingbo

CFA fire investigators will look into the cause of a house fire in Yellingbo this morning (Friday, 3 February).

7.44 AM 3 February, 2017

Ferntree Gully house fire

CFA crews responded to house fire in Ferntree Gully just before 10.30pm on Tuesday, 31 January.

7.52 AM 1 February, 2017

Lyndhurst fire closes railway

CFA firefighters responded to a grassfire just before midday today, Tuesday 31 January, at Boland Drive in Lyndhurst.

6.36 PM 31 January, 2017

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