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District 22 News

Race-goers urged to stay safe

Emergency services are urging crowds attending this weekend’s Southern 80 to stay safe as the north of the state continues to face severe fire danger.

 8.12 PM 8 February, 2013

Fire Ban declared in 3 districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Saturday, 9th February in the North Central, North East and Northern Country weather districts.

 4.13 PM 8 February, 2013

Sth Aurora train crash, 44 yrs ago

Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the Southern Aurora train crash in the Violet Town brigade area.

 10.59 AM 8 February, 2013

Violet Town – Harry's Crk Road fire

CFA and DSE firefighters continue to battle a blaze at Boho near Violet Town. 

 8.49 AM 28 January, 2013

Warning following four boat fires

With more hot weather on the way, CFA is reminding boating enthusiasts in the northern country to follow some basic safety tips, following several boat fires on Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon.

 4.20 PM 8 January, 2013

PPC development project

As part of its commitment to a full review of current bushfire garments, CFA is taking part in the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Bushfire PPC Development project.

 2.36 PM 7 January, 2013

D24 crews deploy over NSW border

Two large weekend fires in New South Wales near the Murray led to the deployment of two CFA strike teams.

 2.06 PM 7 January, 2013

Fire at Violet Town

Firefighters are working to control a 50 hectare fire at Violet Town.

 4.40 PM 31 December, 2012

Grass fire at Gooram

UPDATE, 4.55pm: This grass fire is now safe.A medium grass fire at Gooram, south of Euroa, has been brought under control.

 4.03 PM 28 December, 2012

Control at Whiteheads Creek

District 12 Operations Manager Peter Creak firmly believes that the 9 December Whiteheads Creek fire, held to about 600 hectares, had the potential to reach 6000 hectares if not for the fantastic work of crews stopping it where they did.

 10.53 AM 27 December, 2012

More details on Wahring + photos

Three crews remained on scene about 24 hours after Wednesday's crop fire began at Wahring. An infrared camera is checking hot spots and fire investigators and the concerned farmer are sniffing around the header to locate the exact cause of the fire.

 2.12 PM 20 December, 2012

Crop fire in Wahring

CFA crews have battled a large crop fire in Wahring, near Murchison.

 5.04 PM 19 December, 2012

Tatura hay stack fire

Farmers are being reminded to closely monitor the temperatures in their hay stacks after a blaze in Tatura (near Shepparton).

 1.23 PM 6 December, 2012

CFA & College are winners

The Rushworth P-12 Year 9 CFA Advance Fire Crew has been awarded the 2012 Fire Awareness Awards – Education.  The announcement was made at the awards ceremony held in Melbourne on Monday 3 December.

 11.19 AM 4 December, 2012

Riverland Oilseeds video report

The Shepparton News have published a video report and article on the recent fire at the Riverland Oilseeds factory in Nurmurkah.

 10.34 AM 4 December, 2012

Fire restrictions in Hume

CFA has declared the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will commence from 1.00am on 3 December for the following municipalities.

 3.06 PM 30 November, 2012

Fire at Numurkah oil seed factory

UPDATE at 3pm, 27 Nov: Firefighters have extinguished the fire but will be on scene for some time clearing out the meal and seed from the ducts.

 12.06 PM 27 November, 2012

Chief joins Joint Agency Exercise

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson joined New South Wales Fire and Rescue Inspector Stewart Alexander, along with Victorian Police members, CFA, Vic SES, Rural Ambulance Victoria, parks Victoria and New South Wales Rural Fire Services, at the pre-fire season joint agencies emergency exercise (JAEE), on Sunday 14 October.

 3.53 PM 26 November, 2012

Gas leak at Cobram

12:01pm UPDATE: Gas leak in Cobram has been brought under control.

 11.11 AM 23 November, 2012

Two house fires in one night

Fire fighters from Mooroopna and Shepparton attended two Mooroopna house fires this evening.

 3.52 PM 18 November, 2012