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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

Mine firefight still on track

CFA Deputy Chief Officer and Hazelwood mine Incident Controller John Haynes says things are still on track to have the fire controlled early next week - minimising the amount of smoke and ash impacting nearby communities.

 2.06 PM 8 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 7/3/14

FSC Review: Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley today announced a review of fire management plans for the Latrobe Valley brown coal mines.

 4.02 PM 7 March, 2014

Morwell media conference 7/3/14

Chief Health Officer Dr Rosemary Lester, EPA CEO John Merritt, Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay and Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley spoke at a media conference in Morwell this morning (Fri) at 9.30am.

 12.18 PM 7 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 6/3/14

Incident Controller for the Hazelwood mine fire, John Haynes said while he is feeling confident the fire will soon be contained, there are some testing days ahead.

 3.47 PM 6 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

Timbarra-Gil Groggin update 6/3/14

This will be the final newsletter covering the fires being focused on by the Bairnsdale Incident Control Centre. This newsletter will be reinstated if required.

 11.34 AM 6 March, 2014

Hazelwood open cut mine fire 5/3/14

Fire services have extra crews, trucks and firefighting aircraft in place for increased winds today that could see extra fire activity in the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

 11.57 AM 5 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 4/3/14

Firefighters continue to work around the clock on the Hazelwood open cut mine fire, supported by aircraft.

 4.33 PM 4 March, 2014

Timbarra-Gil Groggin update 3/3/14

Community Information Newsletter # 6 Timbarra – Gil Groggin Fire East Gippsland Fire Danger Rating: High

 9.49 AM 4 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 3/3/14

Two 500mm diameter, 4.7 kilometre long pipes are currently being constructed inside the mine to assist with the removal of water. 

 3.47 PM 3 March, 2014

Mine fire update 3/3/14

Good weather overnight has allowed fire crews to make steady progress at Hazelwood, ahead of difficult conditions tomorrow.

 3.39 PM 3 March, 2014

Mine fire update - 2/3/14

Fire crews have made significant progress overnight on the Hazelwood open cut fire in the last 24 hours with infra-red line scans showing reduction in active fire in the batters.

 10.45 AM 3 March, 2014

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.

 6.34 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:

 6.50 PM 28 February, 2014

Latrobe Community Update 28/2/14

Community Information Newsletter #7Latrobe Valley Open Cut Mine Fire

 1.21 PM 28 February, 2014

Morwell media conference 27/2/14

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

 6.22 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.

 10.43 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.

 1.40 PM 26 February, 2014