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District 20 News

Echuca Junior Demo 16-2-13

20 teams from 15 Brigades had a last hit out before next weekends Junior State Demo at Warrnambool

 5.17 PM 18 February, 2013

Mobile Training Props ready to go

CFA’s new mobile training props have arrived with the three units now ready for user evaluation out in the field.

 1.27 PM 15 February, 2013

TFB breaches at Southern 80

Despite Saturday 9 February being a day of Total Fire Ban, emergency services found 19 people with illegal campfires at the Southern 80 ski race in Victoria’s north.

 11.32 AM 11 February, 2013

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

Falcon Golf Challenge raises funds

The Falcon Golf Challenge is on again with all money raised going to Tongala Fire Brigade.

 10.38 AM 7 February, 2013

Resources allocated across Victoria

Four CFA strike teams have been assembled and deployed to northern Victoria to assist if needed and are on stand-by to help in southern NSW.

 3.05 PM 8 January, 2013

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.

 12.44 PM 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".

 9.33 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.

 8.07 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.

 8.04 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.

 11.44 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.

 3.56 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.

 4.49 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.

 11.19 AM 4 December, 2012

Echuca Dinner

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

 11.39 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.

 6.11 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.

 5.00 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.

 3.37 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.

 3.06 PM 30 November, 2012