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District 11 News

Hazelwood mine fire declared safe

After 45 days of intensive firefighting the Hazelwood open cut mine fire has been officially declared ‘safe’, and management handed back to the mine operators, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today.

 2.14 PM 25 March, 2014

Staceys Bridge Community Meet

A get together dinner for the Jack River community provided a chance for residents to talk with neighbours, catch up after the fire and speak with all agencies involved.

 2.17 PM 24 March, 2014

Advisory Group a win for Morwell

A newly formed Community Advisory Group (CAG) in Morwell is playing a key role in representing the community throughout the Hazelwood mine fire.

 4.17 PM 21 March, 2014

CFA connects with local community

It’s been a busy six weeks both on and off the fire ground for the CFA. The past 40 days has seen CFA implement its largest ever fire response community engagement program following the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

 2.54 PM 21 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 21/03

The northern batters of the Hazelwood open cut mine fire are now 'safe' after 40 days of intensive firefighting, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said this morning.

 11.54 AM 21 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update - 19/03

Firefighters at the Hazelwood open cut mine are preparing to commence works on Thursday to extinguish a fire in the northern batters known as the ‘Old Faithful’.

 11.15 AM 19 March, 2014

Morwell Fire Brigade plays host

Morwell Fire Station has been hosting rotating crews from Fire and Rescue NSW and the Baulkham Hills pumper for weeks.

 3.00 PM 18 March, 2014

A $2m clean-up package for Morwell

The Victorian Coalition Government has announced a $2 million community assistance package to help Morwell residents begin their clean-up of ash left by the Hazelwood mine fire.

 12.29 PM 18 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire - update 17/3

Health: Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester, today lifted the advice for temporary relocation of vulnerable groups in the southern parts of Morwell, saying they can now plan to return to their homes and workplaces.

 2.49 PM 17 March, 2014

Latrobe Community Update 17/3/14

The latest community update for residents living in the Latrobe Valley has been released. This is the 11th community newsletter published since the beginning of the Hazelwood mine fire.

 2.13 PM 17 March, 2014

Fireys flying visit to Morwell kids

Hundreds of primary school children from Morwell had the opportunity to meet the firefighters working at the Hazelwood open cut mine fire today.

 1.43 PM 13 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 12/03/14

The Hazelwood open cut mine fire remains controlled but there is still a lot of work to do before it can be declared safe and control handed back to the mine, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today.

 3.26 PM 12 March, 2014

Stratford Streets

Stratford Brigade do their bit to prepare their community

 9.41 AM 12 March, 2014

Latrobe Community Update 12/3/14

The Hazelwood open cut mine fire is controlled, which means the complete perimeter of the fire is secured and no breakaway is expected.

 9.05 AM 12 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 11/3/14

LISTEN: Audio from the latest media conference on the current fire and health situation from the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

 4.48 PM 11 March, 2014

Far East Gippsland Fire 11/3/14

All fires in far East Gippsland are now contained, almost two months after lightning strikes caused numerous fires in the region.

 11.37 AM 11 March, 2014

Walking the talk on mine fires

By bus train or foot, Peter Bullen isn’t stopping at public transport to help to keep the community informed about the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

 6.33 PM 10 March, 2014

Mine fire update - 10 March

Fire: The Hazelwood open cut mine fire is controlled after 29 days of extensive firefighting, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today.

 2.10 PM 10 March, 2014

LISTEN: Mine fire community forum

Gold 1242 and TR FM broadcast an hour long community forum special including updates from CFA Gippsland Regional Director Mark Potter and other agency representatives.

 1.21 PM 6 March, 2014

East Gippsland Fire Update 6/3/14

Community Information Newsletter # 22 Far East Gippsland Fires

 1.05 PM 6 March, 2014