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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

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

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

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

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.

 1.39 PM 11 February, 2014

Far East Gippsland Update 11/2/14

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

 11.46 AM 11 February, 2014

Bairnsdale Fire Update 11/2/14

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

 11.26 AM 11 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.

 12.55 PM 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.

 12.19 PM 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.

 2.09 PM 7 February, 2014

East Gippsland Fire Update 7th Feb

Community Information Newsletter Number 10 for far East Gippsland Fires

 1.14 PM 7 February, 2014

Fire Safe Kids Training

Early this week a number of volunteers and staff from various brigades across Gippsland came together at Traralgon Fire Station to complete the Fire Safe Kids training.

 3.11 PM 6 February, 2014

Gippsland Fire Update 5/2/14

This weekend is expected to bring dangerous fire weather to the state and our region. Everyone is advised to stay aware of their local weather conditions and to review their personal preparations for fire.

 9.17 AM 6 February, 2014

Gippsland fire update 4/2/14

Issued by Gippsland Regional Control Centre. Eleven fires are still listed as “going” in parts of East Gippsland including Club Terrace, Deddick Valley, Gelantipy and Goongerah.

 5.36 PM 4 February, 2014

Gippsland Fire Situation 3/2/14

A South Westerly wind change moved through Gippsland this afternoon, challenging our fire fighters and providing little relief.  16 fires are still listed as “going” in parts of East Gippsland including Club Terrace, Goongerah, Gelantipy and Goongerah.

 5.34 PM 3 February, 2014

Gippsland fires update

Fire Danger is expected to rise across Gippsland tomorrow with very strong winds and high temperatures bringing a Total Fire Ban throughout the Region.  Eleven fires are still listed as 'going' in parts of East Gippsland, including Club Terrace, Goongerah, Gelantipy and Danes Track north of Bairnsdale.

 6.44 PM 2 February, 2014