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Hazelwood open cut mine fire

This page was regularly updated during the response phase of the Hazelwood mine fire. For relief and recovery information see recovery.vic.gov.au.

 7.57 PM 15 February, 2014

Rescue from under a 2.5 tonne tree

On Tuesday 11 February the Loch Rescue unit responded to a 000 call for a man trapped under a tree.

 8.32 PM 12 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

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 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

Bushfire planning morning

CFA staff to meet with residents in the Churchill, Jeeralang and surrounding areas this Sunday (2 Feb) for a Community Bushfire planning and information day.

 12.52 PM 30 January, 2014

Eastern District Comp

As part of the Maffra Fire Brigade 100th celebrations this year, the Eastern District Competition was held on the Australia Day Weekend

 12.48 PM 29 January, 2014

Orbost/Goongerah fire update

The latest Community Newsletter for Orbost, Cann River, Bendoc, Club Terrance, Goongerah and Cape Conran.  

 12.17 PM 28 January, 2014

Orbost/Goongerah fire update

Community Information Newsletter # 4Orbost, Cann River, Bendoc, Club Terrace, Goongerah and Marlo

 3.35 PM 24 January, 2014

Westbury scrub fire

On 16 January, Trafalgar pumper was returning from a fire call in Moe when it transferred a message to Vic Fire stating there was a column of smoke issuing from the vicinity of O'Brien's Rd/Old Sale Rd in Westbury.

 11.50 PM 18 January, 2014

Take care with machinery

Farming machinery has been linked to a number of fires across the state and CFA is urging landholders to be extra vigilant as Gippsland continues to dry.

 1.16 PM 10 January, 2014

Heroic confined space rescue

By the time Russell Gaul arrived on scene with two others in the Darnum-Ellinbank tanker, a desperate rescue was underway with a serious risk of four fatalities.

 2.14 PM 24 December, 2013