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District 13 News

Great BA training

What an opportunity to get some great BA and Search and Rescue training.

 7.08 PM 2 July, 2014

Kalorama home destroyed

*Update as of 9:10am Thursday 3 July* Crews have returned to the scene this morning to extinguish remaining hotspots, there may be smoke visible in Kalorama and across the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road for the next few hours.

 5.17 PM 2 July, 2014

Firies rescue reptiles from blaze

CFA firefighters have rescued dozens of snakes and other reptiles from a school fire in Lilydale.

 8.52 AM 2 July, 2014

Crews rescue woman from fallen tree

CFA crews rescued a woman after a large gum tree fell on her house, trapping her in her bed just before 4am this morning.

 10.53 AM 20 June, 2014

Monbulk member's OAM for ABC work

Former secretary of Monbulk brigade and current auxiliary member Vaughan Hinton received an OAM in the Queen's Birthday Honours for service to the media through television production.

 9.38 AM 11 June, 2014

Ten trucks at Mt Evelyn house fire

A single-storey house on McKillop Road, Mt Evelyn, was fully alight when crews first arrived at 3.25pm today (Tuesday 10 June).

 5.11 PM 10 June, 2014

Holiday plans go up in smoke

A caravan attached to a vehicle has been destroyed after catching fire early this morning.

 5.07 PM 8 June, 2014

Brigade saves Olinda landmark

Quick action by Olinda's volunteer brigade has saved a popular local restaurant from fire.

 5.19 PM 29 May, 2014

Log cabin fire at Reefton

CFA is investigating a fire which destroyed a log cabin in Reefton, in the Yarra Ranges, overnight.

 8.25 AM 28 May, 2014

$5.84m fire station for Rowville

A new $5.84 million CFA station to service Melbourne’s outer east has been officially opened today (Sunday 25 May) by Minister for Police and Emergency Services and  Bushfire Response Kim Wells.

 9.53 AM 26 May, 2014

Fire station opens in Yarra Valley

The capacity of the CFA in the Yarra Valley has been boosted with the opening of the new $1.56 million Hillcrest fire station and group headquarters at Woori Yallock.

 11.57 AM 25 May, 2014

House fire at Ferntree Gully

CFA is investigating the cause of a house fire at Ferntree Gully last night.

 10.36 AM 14 May, 2014

Rubbish fire at Montrose

CFA and MFB firefighters have been battling a rubbish fire at Montrose this afternoon, 5 May.

 4.26 PM 5 May, 2014

House collapse causes gas leak

CFA crews have contained a hazardous gas leak at Mt Evelyn after a house collapsed and ruptured a gas line overnight.

 10.23 AM 2 May, 2014

6th Annual Yellingbo RFB Raffle

Yellingbo Rural Fire BrigadeĀ 6th annual Fundraising Raffle is now up and running.

 1.27 PM 22 April, 2014

Multi Agency display a hit

The Knox Fire Brigades Group hosted a Multi-Agency Specialist Appliance Day (MASAD14) last Sunday after the outstanding success of their previous events in 2010 and 2012.

 5.40 PM 10 April, 2014

Rowville moves to 24/7 staffing

Career firefighters will now work around the clock at the station in support of Rowville's volunteer members, following the brigade's transition to a fully operational integrated brigade on Monday 7 April.

 9.32 AM 10 April, 2014

Inside Selby CFA

Selby local Adriana Alvarez actively promotes current events and activities within the Dandenong Ranges area via her quarterly Magazine blog the hillscene.

 10.00 AM 3 April, 2014

Fundraising initiative at Emerald

Recently, Emerald brigade’s newly-formed fundraising committee worked on a long-term plan that would meet the future needs of the brigade.

 8.53 AM 31 March, 2014

'Bomberos for CFA' partnership

CFA is excited to be working closely with the Consulate-General of Chile in Melbourne to develop a proposal called 'Bomberos for CFA' aimed at using the volunteer ethos, skills and expertise of the Chilean community in Victoria.

 12.06 PM 11 March, 2014