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Heritage building damaged by fire

A heritage building at the Geelong Saleyards was significantly damaged by fire early Monday morning.

 1.31 PM 27 May, 2013

Norlane fires to be investigated

The cause of two overnight house fires in Norlane will be investigated.

 10.22 AM 23 May, 2013

District 7 says 'Thanks a Million'

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, District 7 Headquarters hosted a ‘Thanks a Million’ morning tea on Wednesday 15 May.

 12.09 PM 16 May, 2013

Hero neighbours rush to help

UPDATE: An 87-year-old man has died in hospital following a house fire in Newcomb on Monday morning (29 April). 

 8.21 AM 29 April, 2013

Man hit by falling tree

A CFA Dereel crew (District 7) heading out the door to assist with recovery work on the recent Dereel bushire was diverted to an incident directly across from their station where a tree had fallen on a man.

 3.07 PM 27 April, 2013

Truck loads of service recognised

Lara Brigade’s First Lieutenant Greg McManus recently travelled to Queensland to present Neil Branch with his 65 year service medal.

 11.28 AM 22 April, 2013

Three shops burn in Torquay

Three prominent Torquay businesses have been gutted in a fire that broke out in Bell Street around 12.30am on the 29th March.

 9.10 PM 17 April, 2013

Dereel bushfire

Images from the fires at Dereel from 27 March.

 4.18 PM 28 March, 2013

Firefighters injured in Dereel fire

Four firefighters were injured in a fire which started at Dereel on Wednesday 27 March.

 7.33 PM 27 March, 2013

Avalon Airport fuel reduction burn

An important fuel reduction burn planned for Avalon Airport on Sunday (10 Feb) is likely to create smoke which will be visible to neighbouring communities and motorists on the Princes Freeway, CFA has warned.

 3.43 PM 8 February, 2013

Leadership opportunity in BSW

*Story by Jenna McMeel*Barwon South West’s (BSW) Community Development Coordinator, Sharon Linke, has successfully secured a place in the 2013 Leadership Great South Coast (LGSC) program. 

 2.19 PM 8 February, 2013

Little River video: 8 days, 3 fires

A fire that started late afternoon on Sunday 6 January in Ripley Road, Little River was quickly sectorised by the Lara Field Command Vehicle before Incident Controller and Operations Officer Ian Beswicke arrived on scene.

 4.08 PM 18 January, 2013

Kentbruck containment lines hold

Good preparation throughout the past week ensured the Kentbruck fire remained controlled today.

 10.34 PM 17 January, 2013

Little River fire

Update 8pm: 40 CFA crews and 4 aircraft, including Elvis the Aircrane have battled for almost 4 hours to control a large grass fire at Little River.

 5.37 PM 14 January, 2013

Heartfelt thanks from Kentbruck

Dartmoor Group Officer Neale Emerson can’t contain his gratitude for all the crews who turned out from far and wide to fight the long-duration Kentbruck fire.

 2.57 PM 11 January, 2013

Good luck follows bad with new car

Wallington 1st Lieutenant John Dickson was the astonished recipient of a new car this morning after a visit from Channel Nine's A Current Affair as he gathered with his strike team ahead of a day fighting the Kentbruck bushfire.

 9.26 PM 10 January, 2013

Kentbruck community meetings

A community meeting will be held to provide a CFA/DSE fire update for the Kentbruck-Portland Nelson Road bushfire at Gorae West in the Gorae West Public Hall, (next door to the Gorae West Fire Station) at 7:00pm today, Wednesday 9 January 2013.*Please note, due to public interest the venue has shifted to a larger hall, the community meeting is now at the Gorae West Public Hall*

 12.00 PM 9 January, 2013

0700 Update: Drik Drik bushfire

UPDATE AT 0700: The Kentbruck-Portland Road fire is still being controlled and has increased overnight to 7050 hectares.

 9.30 PM 7 January, 2013

Update on Drik Drik bushfire

UPDATE AT 1730 ON 07/01/2013 : Emergency services are currently working to bring a large bushfire in south-west Victoria under control.

 5.32 PM 7 January, 2013

Busy day for firefighters

District 7 fire brigades were kept busy yesterday (December 23) and overnight attending a range of incidents including a grassfire, hazmat, house fire, rescue and car accident.

 11.10 AM 24 December, 2012