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District 20 News

Fast fires on south wind

At 5.27 pm on Sunday 6 January a tree falling on powerlines led to the standard grass and scrub Code 1 response for District 20: Timmering, Rochester and Tongala were paged along with the Kyabram FCV.

 11.44 AM 7 January, 2013

Yandoit fire closes out 2012

"Vicfire from Mt Tarrengower firetower, I have a smoke sighting that looks to be in the Clydesdale area south south east of Newstead".

 8.33 AM 4 January, 2013

Photos from Cope Cope fire

These photos of the Cope Cope crop and grassfire were taken by Wayne Rigg. Wayne is an Acting CFA Aviation Officer and was the Air Attack Supervisor at the incident.

 7.07 AM 28 December, 2012

Crop fire burns over 500 hectares

A large grassfire north of St Arnaud in the state’s west has been contained.

 7.04 PM 27 December, 2012

Rushworth's engaging Christmas

Christmas Eve has long been a special time in the northern Victorian town of Rushworth; for more than eighty years, the town's Fire Brigade has hosted a monster Fete that is hugely popular with children and adults alike. Several generations of locals have supported the fete over the years, and family groups comprising kids, parents, grand-parents are a welcome hallmark of this alcohol-free family evening.

 10.44 AM 27 December, 2012

Total Fire Ban in three districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Wednesday 19 December in the Wimmera, Mallee and Northern Country.

 2.56 PM 18 December, 2012

Toolleen grass fire

Update 5:34pm Wednesday 5 December: A large grassfire at Toolleen, east of Bendigo, has been brought under control.

 3.49 PM 5 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.

 10.19 AM 4 December, 2012

Echuca Dinner

Echuca Fire Brigade recently welcomed Lex De Man & Michael Tudball to their annual Dinner.

 10.39 PM 3 December, 2012

VicPol investigate Strathallan fire

Victoria Police is investigating the cause of a fire which burnt 25 hectares of farmland at Strathallan, 20 kilometres south of Echuca.

 5.11 PM 3 December, 2012

Fire at Prairie during oat harvest

A header and around 60 hectares of oat crops and grasslands have been destroyed by a fire at Prairie, 50 km's north Bendigo.

 4.00 PM 3 December, 2012

Heat is on at Baringhup West

Ten minutes after smoke was spotted from Mt Tarrengower fire tower at 3.02pm, 29 November, strike teams were activated. Control was passed to Epsom ICC in Bendigo by 3.43pm where Operations Officer Chris Eagle was on duty all day.

 2.37 PM 30 November, 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

CFA Sunday at Malmsbury

Malmsbury Fire Brigade has used this years CFA SUNDAY to target visitors to Central Victoria.

 10.37 AM 25 November, 2012

Fire restrictions in Loddon Mallee

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin from 1.00am on 26 November for the following municipalities:

 2.42 PM 22 November, 2012

Farmer suffers burns at Bridgewater

A Bridgewater farmer has been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital after suffering burns to his hands and upper body during fire on his property.

 3.13 PM 20 November, 2012

Bendigo and Loddon health screening

The Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership, Sexual Health Task Group, will launch its Sexual and Reproductive Health Screening Awareness Campaign this month, beginning with the promotion of prostate cancer testing in line with the national promotion of Movember (

 1.20 PM 20 November, 2012

Grass fire heats up Wedderburn

A grass and scrub fire broke out just after 5pm yesterday approximately five kilometres from Wedderburn (district 20) in Victoria’s North.

 3.37 PM 18 November, 2012

Fire at eucalyptus distillery

Firefighters were called to a fire in a eucalyptus distillery at Arnold, near Bendigo.

 2.44 PM 12 November, 2012

Burn-off escapes at Kyabram

CFA is warning residents about the dangers of illegal burn-offs following a private burn-off which got out of control at Kyabram last night (9 Nov).

 1.38 PM 10 November, 2012