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Mine fire update - 27/2/14

Community Liaison Officers visited childcare centres in Morwell yesterday, and today will be targeting those in Traralgon, along with schools and pre-schools in both towns.

 9.43 AM 27 February, 2014

Mine fire update 26/2/14

Yesterday’s hot, windy weather conditions created further challenges for firefighters at the Hazelwood open cut mine when an ember from the fire ignited a grassfire between the mine and the power station.

 12.40 PM 26 February, 2014

East Gippsland fire update 25/2/14

Everyone should stay aware of their local weather conditions and have a bushfire survival plan ready. Existing fires are still being controlled and conditions could change quickly.

 7.52 AM 26 February, 2014

Hazelwood mine fires - update 25/2

Gippsland rail commuters leaving their families at home were kept updated with the latest fire developments as they headed for the city today. 

 3.30 PM 25 February, 2014

Timbarra-Gil Groggin fire update

Community Information Newsletter Timbarra – Gil Groggin

 10.50 AM 25 February, 2014

East Gippsland Shire Newsletter

East Gippsland ShireBushfire Recovery Newsletter No 1www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au

 9.21 AM 25 February, 2014

Hazelwood mine fires - update 24/2

Fire progress: Fire activity at the Hazelwood open cut mine fire has more than halved compared to 11 February, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today.

 2.08 PM 24 February, 2014

Hazelwood mine fires - update 23/2

Foam: Two compressed air foam units from ACT Fire & Rescue have arrived to join the Tasmanian Fire Service unit in battling the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

 3.43 PM 23 February, 2014

Hazelwood mine fires 22/2/14

Foam: A two-day trial of the use of compressed air foam in the mine has been completed by the Tasmanian Fire Service with good results.

 3.54 PM 22 February, 2014

Latrobe Valley mine fires 21/2/14

A letterbox drop, targeting southern Morwell and other key locations, is underway to provide residents key information about the Hazelwood open cut mine and where to go for more advice.

 2.38 PM 21 February, 2014

Orbost Community Newsletter 21/2/14

Fire activity has increased in and around the township of Goongerah and Martins Creek over the last couple of days, causing the community to be put on high alert.

 12.17 PM 21 February, 2014

Gippsland fire update 20/2/14

Some good rainfall across Gippsland yesterday has assisted fire agencies to contain some of the bushfires burning in our region.

 3.41 PM 20 February, 2014

Mine fires update 20/2/14

Rain on Wednesday and early this morning has made conditions difficult but fire crews have made significant progress at the Hazelwood Mine.

 1.53 PM 20 February, 2014

Mine update from GDF Suez

The bushfire that started west of Morwell and spread into the Morwell mine on the afternoon of Sunday 9 February continues to burn, producing significant smoke and ash that is impacting on surrounding communities.

 8.32 AM 20 February, 2014

Mine fires FAQs 20/2/14

Here's the latest information on the Latrobe Valley mine fires which may help answer any questions you have about the fire or associated health impacts.

 7.56 AM 20 February, 2014

Respite Centre open in Moe

A community respite centre is now open in Moe for Latrobe Valley residents to seek temporary respite from the smoky conditions caused by the Morwell open-cut fire.

 6.58 AM 20 February, 2014

Brown coal ash and your health

The Department of Health has developed an information document in response to community questions and concerns about ash fall out from smoke from the current brown coal fires in the Latrobe Valley, south east of Melbourne.

 6.35 PM 19 February, 2014

Mine fires media conference audio

The Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley, Victoria's Chief Health Officer Dr Rosemary Lester and the CEO of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) John Merritt held a media conference in Morwell today.

 5.55 PM 19 February, 2014

Sarsfield Brigade Relay for Life

Lucknow Recreation Reserve played host to the Bairnsdale Relay for Life over the weekend of 8th and 9th February 2014. Starting at 4pm on the Saturday many Australians relayed non-stop to raise important funds while celebrating survivors, remembering those lost, or fighting back against cancer.

 4.41 PM 19 February, 2014

Mines fires newsletter 18/2/14

Fire agencies and mine personnel are working around the clock on fire suppression activities at both mines.

 5.41 PM 18 February, 2014