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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.

 9.32 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.

 8.56 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.

 7.58 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.

 7.35 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.

 6.55 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.

 5.41 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.

 6.41 PM 18 February, 2014

Mine fires FAQs 18/2/14

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

 4.07 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.

 2.13 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.

 12.49 PM 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.

 11.36 AM 18 February, 2014

Historic pub destroyed

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

 9.43 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.

 4.35 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.

 10.56 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.

 7.57 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). 

 4.21 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.

 5.21 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.

 2.38 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.

 1.00 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.

 3.01 PM 11 February, 2014