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District 18 News

Hot weather prompts fire warning

Mallee residents are being urged to be fire ready tomorrow with temperatures in the mid 30’s leading to a forecast for severe fire danger.

 5.05 PM 18 November, 2013

Carwarp almond husk fire

A fire burning in huge piles of almond husks at a processing factory at Carwarp, near Mildura, is expected to burn for several days.

 2.15 PM 8 November, 2013

Burn off warning

Residents in the north west of Victoria are being urged to postpone any planned burn offs today due to bad fire weather conditions.

 9.16 AM 2 November, 2013

Fire Danger Period starts in D18

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin at 1.00am on 4 November, 2013 for the following municipalities.

 12.02 PM 1 November, 2013

CFA member dies at private burn-off

CFA Acting Chief Officer Steve Warrington has expressed his deepest sympathies to the family and colleagues of a CFA member who died in an incident in Victoria’s north-west this afternoon.

 7.37 PM 19 October, 2013

Lake Charm: new fire station pride

For a small town and district predominantly comprising farming families, Lake Charm takes plenty of pride in its volunteer fire brigade.

 5.04 PM 15 October, 2013

New Wycheproof emergency base

Sunday 6 October 2013 will be recorded as an historical day for both the Wycheproof CFA and SES units as the two emergency services marked the opening of the new $1.55million dollar facility with a large gathering of official guests and local residents in attendance.

 2.33 PM 11 October, 2013

Almond hull fire goes nuts

An almond hull fire called in at 3:41pm yesterday kept some Sunraysia Group brigades up most of the night.

 2.07 PM 11 October, 2013

Robinvale anniversary celebration

In late September, Robinvale brigade celebrated their 60th anniversary and presented service awards over dinner at a local Thai restaurant.

 5.06 PM 7 October, 2013

45th Big Desert Fire Conference

More than 60 people converged on the Mallee town of Patchewollock last week for the 45th annual Big Desert/ Wyperfeld Fire Conference.

 1.36 PM 23 September, 2013

Update from Kerang captain

Captain Ramon Steel lives only about three blocks away from the Kerang Hotel. He could see the smoke and flames as he backed out of his driveway early Saturday morning in response to the fire call.

 12.18 PM 9 September, 2013

Opening of Beulah Fire Station

The community of Beulah saw another page written in history on Sunday 23 June 2013, when they attended the opening of Beulah’s new fire station.

 12.25 PM 11 July, 2013

CFA busy with early morning fires

CFA crews were kept busy this morning attending two houses fires and a blaze which significantly damaged a cafe near Wangaratta.

 9.21 AM 11 July, 2013

Irymple truck fire

Crews were called to a fire in Dow Avenue Irymple involving four trucks at 5am this morning after reports of explosions were heard.

 2.51 PM 23 June, 2013

Cohuna Car Sales revs up volunteers

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.Cohuna Car Sales helps its employees Matthew Trigg and Stuart Barker do the emergency response shuffle as the volunteers strive to balance work and CFA.

 12.33 PM 16 May, 2013

SAFE returns to Loddon Mallee

In the Loddon Mallee Region we have a unique program called SAFE which has been delivered across the region since 2004 (with the exception of 2012). SAFE was the brainchild of then Community Education Coordinator Karen Marini.

 2.32 PM 15 May, 2013

Hopetoun West, Yaapeet stations open

The Yaapeet and Hopetoun West communities welcomed their new fire stations at official ceremonies held in mid April.

 5.02 PM 26 April, 2013

Top fuel champs in Wemen brigade

The three Lamattina brothers from Wemen Fire Brigade in the Mallee also form a top fuel championship racing team.

 4.21 PM 9 April, 2013

Steep Angle Rope course Feb 2013

Steep Angle Rope Rescue course 2013

 4.49 PM 19 March, 2013

Road rescue training at Manangatang

Road rescue training and assessments at Manangatang

 11.26 AM 18 March, 2013