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Morwell media conference 02/03/14

Watch Craig Lapsley talk about the significant progress made overnight on the Hazelwood open cut fire with infra-red line scans showing reduction in active fire in the batters. This was due to favourable weather conditions and excellent work conducted by day and night crews over the past 24 hours.

 5.34 PM 2 March, 2014

Mine fire Q&As 28/2/14

Here are the latest answers to a lot of the questions & rumours that we've been hearing from the local community and on social media:

 5.50 PM 28 February, 2014

Latrobe Community Update 28/2/14

Community Information Newsletter #7Latrobe Valley Open Cut Mine Fire

 12.21 PM 28 February, 2014

Morwell media conference 27/2/14

Watch or listen to this morning's media conference in Morwell.

 5.22 PM 27 February, 2014

Mine fire update - 27/2/14

Community Liaison Officers visited childcare centres in Morwell yesterday, and today will be targeting those in Traralgon, along with schools and pre-schools in both towns.

 9.43 AM 27 February, 2014

Mine fire update 26/2/14

Yesterday’s hot, windy weather conditions created further challenges for firefighters at the Hazelwood open cut mine when an ember from the fire ignited a grassfire between the mine and the power station.

 12.40 PM 26 February, 2014

Hazelwood mine fires - update 25/2

Gippsland rail commuters leaving their families at home were kept updated with the latest fire developments as they headed for the city today. 

 3.30 PM 25 February, 2014

East Gippsland Shire Newsletter

East Gippsland ShireBushfire Recovery Newsletter No

 9.21 AM 25 February, 2014

Hazelwood mine fires - update 24/2

Fire progress: Fire activity at the Hazelwood open cut mine fire has more than halved compared to 11 February, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today.

 2.08 PM 24 February, 2014

Hazelwood mine fires - update 23/2

Foam: Two compressed air foam units from ACT Fire & Rescue have arrived to join the Tasmanian Fire Service unit in battling the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

 3.43 PM 23 February, 2014

Hazelwood mine fires 22/2/14

Foam: A two-day trial of the use of compressed air foam in the mine has been completed by the Tasmanian Fire Service with good results.

 3.54 PM 22 February, 2014

ST 0981 in Gelantipy.

ST 0981 was added to the long list of teams working on the east Gippsland fires in February of this year, the District 9 team of heavy and medium tankers were tasked to work north of Buchan supporting DEPI crews in a burn to the West of the Snowy River

 4.52 PM 21 February, 2014

Latrobe Valley mine fires 21/2/14

A letterbox drop, targeting southern Morwell and other key locations, is underway to provide residents key information about the Hazelwood open cut mine and where to go for more advice.

 2.38 PM 21 February, 2014

Orbost Community Newsletter 21/2/14

Fire activity has increased in and around the township of Goongerah and Martins Creek over the last couple of days, causing the community to be put on high alert.

 12.17 PM 21 February, 2014

Gippsland fire update 20/2/14

Some good rainfall across Gippsland yesterday has assisted fire agencies to contain some of the bushfires burning in our region.

 3.41 PM 20 February, 2014

Mine fires update 20/2/14

Rain on Wednesday and early this morning has made conditions difficult but fire crews have made significant progress at the Hazelwood Mine.

 1.53 PM 20 February, 2014

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.

 8.32 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.

 7.56 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.

 6.58 AM 20 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.

 4.41 PM 19 February, 2014