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District 5 News

Fire restrictions in Barwon SW

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will commence from 1am on 10 December for the following municipalities:

 3.40 PM 6 December, 2012

Women and fire mentoring program

The District 4 and 5 Women and Fire mentoring program is reaching the end of its third year.

 12.38 PM 26 November, 2012

Fire at Telstra Exchange

A fire has severely damaged Warrnambool’s Telstra Exchange and left around 60 thousand Telstra customers In the state's west and south west without landline and mobile phone services.

 8.54 AM 22 November, 2012

Fire cuts phones in southwest

A fire has started in Warrnambool's telephone exchange at approximately 4.30am this morning, and as a result telephone services in Victoria's southwest are not available.

 7.00 AM 22 November, 2012

Update on fires in far west Vic

Emergency services remain on scene at a bushfire near Casterton which is estimated to have burnt more than 1550 hectares.

 12.09 PM 21 November, 2012

Lightning fires in West Vic

Issued by CFA & DSE - 9.25pm. Residents in Victoria’s Wimmera and Southwest are asked to remain vigilant, as a storm front coming through brings lightning, high winds and with it a risk of fires starting.

 9.35 PM 20 November, 2012

Trouble for Louie the Fly

The CFA was called to an incident at Cavendish in South West Victoria yesterday (13.11.12), to attend a reported chemical spill.

 12.21 PM 14 November, 2012

Great Christmas gift idea

Instant Suppression - History of the Dundas Group - would make a great Christmas gift at only $30.

 11.13 PM 3 November, 2012

Accolades for DGO1 John Mahony

Hopkins Curdies Group members and family & friends of John, joined on 28th October, 2012 to celebrate the presentation of John’s National Medal.

 10.42 PM 2 November, 2012

Mortlake fish and chip shop fire

Investigators will return to the scene of an overnight fire at a Mortlake fish and chip and bakery shop.

 12.21 AM 27 October, 2012

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Koroit Fire Brigade has received a thermal imaging camera (TIC) thanks to funding from Moyne Shire Council and Koroit Lions Club.

 10.30 AM 7 April, 2017

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Over several fire seasons, District 4 in the Glenelg Shire has relied on sourcing equipment from other districts to extinguish local peat and non-structure fires, which required extensive hose lays, deployment of sprinkler systems and/or water injection into heavy burning fuels. 

 10.33 AM 13 April, 2017

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The fire risk to the township of Nelson, in the state’s far South West, has been significantly reduced thanks to a multi-agency planned burn on private land.

 10.12 PM 3 May, 2017

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Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and CFA crews have again carried out crucial fuel reduction work together at a planned burn on the outskirts of Lorne.

 1.41 PM 5 May, 2017

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Early this afternoon a CFA tanker was involved in an incident on the Penshurst-Warrnambool Road in Minhamite.

 5.45 PM 3 July, 2017

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CFA crews are currently on the scene of a fire at a trailer hire shop on the corner of Glenelg and Henty Highway in Hamilton.

 5.12 PM 13 July, 2017

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CFA crews from Warrnambool, Portland and Hamilton worked with other agencies for five hours to rescue a man stuck halfway down a cliff face on Mount Arapiles late last year.

 11.06 AM 8 September, 2017

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Dundas Group of Fire Brigades consisting of 18 Brigades from District 5 in South West Victoria conducted its annual pre-season training exercise utilising the Air Base at the Hamilton Airport last Sunday.  

 4.00 PM 19 September, 2017

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At 6:00pm on September 12, pagers alerted CFA, SES, Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police and DHHS to a level two incident which involved a hostile situation on board a plane at the Warrnambool Regional Airport.

 5.38 PM 19 September, 2017

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The Dundas Group conducted its biennial dinner Monday, 25 September to thank outgoing Captains and Deputy Group Officers and to present National Medals and Group Life Memberships to members.

 12.08 PM 3 October, 2017