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Harrietville fire community update

10am Saturday, 2 Febuary 2013: (View the latest warnings here)

 11.25 AM 2 February, 2013

Home from WA for the firefight

Craig Coad works as a miner in Kalgoorlie some 600 kilometres away from Perth. But when friends and family back home in Tawonga sent him photos of the “dirty great columns of smoke” from the Harrietville fire close to home, he hot-footed it back to the valley and the back of the fire truck.

 1.44 PM 1 February, 2013

Harrietville threat eases

Weather conditions on the Harrietville-Feathertop fire ground have continued to moderate overnight and this morning, with the threat level for Harrietville reduced.

 1.09 PM 26 January, 2013

Update on Harrietville fire #1

Crews are continuing to work to bring a fire burning at Harrietville under control.

 5.41 AM 23 January, 2013

Park and state forest closures

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and Parks Victoria have closed a number of national parks and state forests around Mount Feathertop and Mount Beauty in the north east of Victoria because of a fire burning in the area.

 5.05 AM 23 January, 2013

Hikers evacuated at Mt Feathertop

An Emergency Alert has been sent to 660 residents and visitors in and around the Mt Feathertop – Bungalow Spur area after a fire north east of Harrietville reignited.

 3.25 PM 22 January, 2013

Fires in far east Gippsland, Orbost

About 12 small fires were started by lightning in far east Gippsland last night. 

 8.39 AM 22 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.

 1.06 PM 7 January, 2013

Bushfire info hub at Centro Wodonga

Shoppers at Wodonga's biggest shopping centre are being urged to drop by at a CFA display this week to talk to a fire safety specialist about their planning and preparation for the fire season.

 12.04 PM 7 January, 2013

Corryong readiness on severe day

Fireman Mitchell Brown, 16, and fellow Country Fire Authority volunteers in the Corryong brigade in northeastern Victoria are bracing themselves for days of hellish heat and fire danger.

 9.38 AM 4 January, 2013

Just fun

Fun for all and still a message.

 7.19 AM 23 December, 2012

Grass fire controlled at Ebden

Update 6.10pm: Crews have controlled a grassfire at Ebden.

 4.14 PM 3 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.

 2.06 PM 30 November, 2012

Answers to burning questions

Wodonga Fire Brigade conducted a Fire Preparedness Day on Saturday 24 November as part of Fire Action Week.

 12.18 PM 26 November, 2012

CFA Sunday in Barnawartha

This year's CFA Sunday at Barnawatha saw a three fold increase in community members attending.

 9.37 AM 26 November, 2012

Tawonga celebrates 70 years

Large crowds from near and far celebrated the 70th anniversary of Tawonga brigade. To add to the success of the occasion, we were very pleased to welcome Chief Officer Euan Ferguson.

 7.13 AM 17 November, 2012

2012 Wodonga Group Exercise

Wodonga Group had their annual Round Robin Exercise on Sunday 11 Nov 2012.

 10.20 AM 15 November, 2012

Mentoring through TEWTs

Two years ago, Leading Firefighter Andrew Schulz initiated a series of mentoring tactical exercises without troops (TEWTs) to get District 24 crew and strike team leaders warmed up for the fire season.

 1.13 PM 9 November, 2012

Barnawartha Station Opening

Barnawartha Brigade now into new home and enjoys excellent opening in near perfect conditions.

 10.19 AM 29 October, 2012

Bogong Group Exercise 2012

The Bogong Group, made up of 14 brigades stretching from Falls Creek through to Stanley, met at the Dederang Recreation Reserve (staging area) for an early and sunny October Sunday morning.

 9.39 PM 24 October, 2012