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District 16 News

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To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.

 8.29 AM 16 May, 2013

CFA firefighter suffers burns

Update @ 2.45pm, Mon 29 April: The firefighter is being treated in hospital for burns and other non-life threatening injuries. He's in good spirits.A CFA firefighter has suffered burns to the face, hands and throat after falling off a truck while fighting a fire at around 2:30pm today.

 7.49 PM 27 April, 2013

Firefighters injured in Dereel fire

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

 6.33 PM 27 March, 2013

Elvis farewelled after long season

Aircranes Gypsy Lady and Elvis, which have played a vital part in  Victoria’s firefighting response this summer have been farewelled as the  bushfire season draws to a close.

 12.44 PM 22 March, 2013

Grampians 2013

Some photos of the mood of the fire

 8.27 PM 14 March, 2013

Kabaddi - sports fans read here

Kabaddi, a sport played by over 15 countires, came to St. Albans on the weekend. And CFA was able to be part of the action.

 1.48 PM 4 March, 2013

Fancy stepping back in time?

Together with Sovereign Hill, Grampians Region will be hosting a very special series of events showcasing the history of firefighting in the gold rush era.

 2.37 PM 1 March, 2013

Victoria Valley Complex update

The Victoria Valley Complex fire now covers an area of approximately 31,500 hectares and has increased by 6,500 hectares since Thursday. This fire in not yet under control.

 11.09 AM 22 February, 2013

Grampians community meetings

Four community information meetings have been scheduled over the next two days for local communities affected by the Victoria Valley Complex fire. 

 4.13 PM 21 February, 2013

Grampians Complex fire 20 Feb

There is a large bushfire burning in the Grampians National Park.

 11.41 AM 20 February, 2013

Grampians salutes David Blackburn

Members in CFA’s Grampians region have applauded the awarding of the Australian Fire Service Medal to Westmere Ex-Group Officer David Blackburn for his outstanding contribution to CFA and the community.

 3.04 PM 12 February, 2013

Crews still on scene at Goroke

A fire that burnt through scrub from the Karnak brigade area to the Gymbowen brigade area on Tuesday 8 January had an unusual cause.

 10.00 AM 11 January, 2013

Photos from Cope Cope fire

These photos of the Cope Cope crop and grassfire were taken by Wayne Rigg. Wayne is an Acting CFA Aviation Officer and was the Air Attack Supervisor at the incident.

 7.07 AM 28 December, 2012

Crop fire burns over 500 hectares

A large grassfire north of St Arnaud in the state’s west has been contained.

 7.04 PM 27 December, 2012

Fire restrictions in Grampians

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin from 1.00am on 3 December, 2012 for the following municipality:

 2.11 PM 30 November, 2012

Wimmera and Mallee Total Fire Ban

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Thursday 29 November in the Wimmera and Mallee districts.

 2.05 PM 28 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.

 7.54 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.

 11.09 AM 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.

 8.35 PM 20 November, 2012

Callawadda gets new fire station

The Member for Western Victoria David O’Brien MLC has officially opened the new Callawadda fire station, located north of Stawell in CFA District 16.

 11.42 AM 14 November, 2012