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Gippsland fires audio update

Deputy Incident Controller Adrian Gutsche has provided an update on the Gippsland fires.

 3.26 PM 23 January, 2013

Gippsland update 23/01/13

DSE and CFA crews have been working throughout the night to consolidate containment lines.

 9.24 AM 23 January, 2013

Closures on Lake Glenmaggie

Transport Safety Victoria has put exclusion zones in place on Lake Glenmaggie to ensure helicopters sourcing water for the firefighting effort can do so safety.

 6.49 AM 23 January, 2013

Park and state forest closures

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and Parks Victoria have closed a number of national parks and state forests around Mount Feathertop and Mount Beauty in the north east of Victoria because of a fire burning in the area.

 6.05 AM 23 January, 2013

Gippsland residents told to prepare

Residents located around Erica and Briagolong are being urged to prepare ahead of severe fire behaviour predicted for tomorrow, Thursday 24 January and Friday this week.

 5.40 AM 23 January, 2013

Fires in far east Gippsland, Orbost

About 12 small fires were started by lightning in far east Gippsland last night. 

 9.39 AM 22 January, 2013

Gippsland update 22/01/13

Firefighters have been continuing their work overnight to build containment lines around the Aberfeldy - Donnellys fire in Gippsland.

 8.23 AM 22 January, 2013

Gippsland update Mon Jan 21

The Incident Controller of the Aberfeldy - Donnelly fire in Gippsland has given this update on the work being done today (Mon Jan 21 2013) to contain the fire perimeter ahead of Thursday's increased fire danger.

 7.36 PM 21 January, 2013

Gippsland fire facts

The Gippsland (Aberfeldy) fire is the largest fire in Victoria since Black Saturday.

 11.39 AM 21 January, 2013

Gippsland road update

Victoria Police reiterate that many roads in the Seaton, Glenmaggie and Heyfield area are restricted to local access only.

 5.08 PM 20 January, 2013

Boisdale, Briagolong, Seaton

A number of community meetings are being held in Boisdale, Briagalong and Seaton to provide the latest information on the Aberfeldy-Donnellys bushfire.

 4.07 PM 20 January, 2013

Gippsland update 3pm Jan 20

The Incident controller of the Aberfeldy-Donellys fire in Gippsland has given an update on the current situation and work being done by firefighters today.

 3.17 PM 20 January, 2013

Aberfeldy - Donnellys road blocks

As of 6:30pm 19th January 2013 the following road blocks now have a Level C limited access to local residents/property owners and essential services only.

 8.31 PM 19 January, 2013

Seaton residents can return home

Today, Emergency Services personnel from Vicpol, SES, CFA, DPI, S.P AusNet and local council worked tirelessly on the ground to assess, clear and make safe paths of travel for residents within the fire affected area.

 6.34 PM 19 January, 2013

Heyfield media conference audio

Incident Controller Ben Rankin held a press conference at Heyfield at 3pm today (Saturday 19 January). 

 4.14 PM 19 January, 2013

Witness appeal for Aberfeldy fire

*Victoria Police media release*Investigators are appealing for public assistance from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the hours leading up to the fire in Aberfeldy in Gippsland.

 3.32 PM 19 January, 2013

FireReady app photos

More than 80 photos were uploaded by FireReady app users yesterday as fires continued to burn in Gippsland.

 12.55 PM 19 January, 2013

Gippsland air resources reallocated

State air resources have been reallocated after Erickson Aircrane ‘Elvis’ (Helitak 341) suffered a mechanical fault that will see the aircraft out of action for at least three days.

 11.20 AM 19 January, 2013

Ensay fire in very steep terrain

Gippsland crews were returning from the Kalimna West fire on Friday 5 January, late afternoon, and the district thought it was in wind-down mode.

 11.53 AM 7 January, 2013

Proficiency in December

CFA and Coast Guard personnel demonstrated proficiency of their recently gained skills by being assessed in different scenarios at the West Sale Campus in Gippsland on the weekend.

 12.45 PM 18 December, 2012