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District 11 News

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.

 6.36 PM 21 January, 2013

Gippsland fire facts

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

 10.39 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.

 4.08 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.

 3.07 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.

 2.17 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.

 7.31 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.

 5.34 PM 19 January, 2013

Heyfield media conference audio

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

 3.14 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.

 2.32 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.

 11.55 AM 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.

 10.20 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.

 10.53 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.

 11.45 AM 18 December, 2012

Fire restrictions in Gippsland

CFA has declared the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin from 1.00am on 17 December, 2012 for the following municipalities:

 2.28 PM 12 December, 2012

Meerlieu Students Supporting CFA

District 10 and 11 Peer Support Program Members met at the Meerlieu Hall for their Annual Christmas Dinner on Friday 30 November 2012.

 2.00 PM 6 December, 2012

Captain Les wins four gold medals

As well as being at the helm of Bairnsdale brigade for the past nine years, Captain Les Beechey loves spending his time shooting clay discs out of the sky.

 1.52 PM 6 December, 2012

Benambra 10-year get together

A warm welcome was given to all who came from near and far to share a meal, some dancing and a get together. A couple of speeches brought on some silent tears amongst the comrades, who supported each other as they did back in 2003.

 2.18 PM 4 December, 2012

Grassy near Archery Park

Crews from 3 CFA brigades responded this afternoon to a roadside grassfire that spread into paddocks

 10.26 PM 3 December, 2012

Newry has a great CFA Sunday

Newry Rural Fire Brigade had a great day on Sunday.  There was a great turn out from the community (with 63 approximately) including member’s families. 

 9.05 AM 28 November, 2012