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Mine fires FAQs 18/2/14

The following Frequently Asked Questions will help answer community queries about the Hazelwood mine fire.

 3.07 PM 18 February, 2014

Mine fires update - 18/2/14

Hazelwood mine fire: Emergency services and supporting agencies will update the community on the current Latrobe Valley mine fires situation at a community meeting being held in Morwell at 6.00pm today.

 1.13 PM 18 February, 2014

Goongerah-Deddick Update 18/2/14

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.

 11.49 AM 18 February, 2014

Mine fires meeting 18/2/14

The second community meeting for the Latrobe Valley open cut mine fires will be held tonight, Tuesday 18 February from 6.00pm at Kernot Hall, corner Princes Drive and Monash Way, Morwell.

 10.36 AM 18 February, 2014

Historic pub destroyed

The historic Port Albert Hotel in Gippsland (near Yarram) has been destroyed in a fire.

 8.43 AM 18 February, 2014

Mine fires update - 17/2/14

Hazelwood mine fire: Deputy Regional Controller Andrew Zammit said firefighters have regained some lost ground at the Hazelwood open cut coal mine after winds fanned the blaze and increased fire activity on Saturday night.

 3.35 PM 17 February, 2014

Mine fire newsletter 16/2/14

Fire agencies and mine personnel are working around the clock on fire suppression activities at both Hazelwood and Yallourn mines in the Latrobe Valley. This Information newsletter is for the 16th of February, 2014.

 9.56 AM 16 February, 2014

Hazelwood open cut mine fire

This page was regularly updated during the response phase of the Hazelwood mine fire. For relief and recovery information see recovery.vic.gov.au.

 6.57 PM 15 February, 2014

Morwell community meeting 14/2/14

Deputy Incident Controller Simon Bloink from CFA spoke about the Hazelwood Open Cut Mine Fire at a community meeting held yesterday (Feb 14). 

 3.21 PM 15 February, 2014

Mine fire newsletter 14/2/14

There are two fires not yet under control in the Latrobe Valley at the Hazelwood and Yallourn open cut mines.

 4.21 PM 14 February, 2014

Mine fire air quality audio

Elizabeth Radcliffe from the EPA spoke at a press conference this morning on air quality impacts from the Latrobe Valley open cut mine fires.

 1.38 PM 14 February, 2014

East Gippsland Fire Update 12/2/14

Community Information Newsletter number 15 Far East Gippsland Fires   East Gippsland Fire Danger Rating: HIGH   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.

 12.00 PM 12 February, 2014

Yarram community information

The Mobile Education Unit drove into the town of Yarram this morning to give the public information about the current fires in the area.

 2.01 PM 11 February, 2014

Fireys battle East Gippsland fires

Firefighters from across Victoria, interstate and New Zealand continue to battle several fires across East Gippsland but with conditions easing in the area, fire services are hopeful the worst has passed.

 12.39 PM 11 February, 2014

Far East Gippsland Update 11/2/14

Community Information Newsletter (no. 14) for Far East Gippsland Fires.

 10.46 AM 11 February, 2014

Bairnsdale Fire Update 11/2/14

Community Information Newsletter (no. 1) for fires managed by the Bairnsdale Incident Control Centre.

 10.26 AM 11 February, 2014

Story-telling award for CFA vol

Congratulations to Jase Gillbee from Briagolong brigade in District 10, who is one of the 2013 Heywire winners. This is an ABC competition that gives young people in rural and regional areas the opportunity to tell their story.

 2.51 PM 10 February, 2014

9th Feb East Gippsland Fire Update

Community Information Newsletter number 12 Far East Gippsland FiresHot, dry and windy conditions are expected today in our region, increasing the bushfire risk to its highest levels so far this year.  Everyone should stay aware of their local weather conditions and have a bushfire survival plan ready. Existing and any new fires will be difficult to control in the predicted weather conditions.A TOTAL FIRE BAN IS IN PLACE TODAY.

 11.55 AM 9 February, 2014

East Gippsland Fire Update 8th Feb

Community Information Newsletter number 11Far East Gippsland FiresThis weekend is expected to bring hot, dry and windy conditions to our region, increasing the bushfire risk to its highest levels so far this year.  Everyone should stay aware of their local weather conditions and have a bushfire survival plan ready. Existing and any new fires will be difficult to control in the predicted weather conditions.

 11.19 AM 8 February, 2014

Group Officer on Goongerah fires

Andy Bennett is a longtime Goongerah resident and was the captain of Goongerah Fire Brigade for its first ten years.

 1.09 PM 7 February, 2014