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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

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.

 12.42 PM 14 November, 2012

Raglan fire at plantation

Several CFA crews were called to the fire at 1.45pm on Eurambeen-Raglan Road.

 12.42 PM 29 October, 2012

Test evacuation exercise

Victoria Police together with Moorabool Shire, CFA and other emergency personnel are preparing to undertake a test evacuation exercise in Blackwood, Dales Creek, Simmons Reef, Golden Point, Barrys Reef and Greenhills on Sunday, 9 December 2012 from 11.00am to 2.00pm.

 12.14 PM 29 October, 2012

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For nineteen-year-old Ararat Brigade member Tameeka Cann, being involved with CFA is a way to make a difference in the lives of others.

 11.55 AM 4 April, 2017

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Rupanyup is alive with artwork at the moment, with new murals honouring volunteer firefighters popping up across the town.

 2.30 PM 7 April, 2017

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On 22 and 23 April, Willaura Fire Brigade celebrated its centenary with a dinner and open day.

 4.08 PM 24 April, 2017

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The first of three planned burn training camps being held in West Region this year was conducted at the Pax Hill Scout Camp in Ballarat over the weekend of 22 and 23 April.

 5.51 PM 27 April, 2017

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CFA has today issued a Fire Prevention Notice to the owner of a tyre stockpile in Stawell, Used Tyre Recycling Corporation Pty Ltd (UTRC).

 10.42 AM 11 May, 2017

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CFA West Region hosted the third inter-agency Candling Community of Practice Workshop on Friday 12 and Sat 13 May at the Adekate Lodge at Dean near Creswick.

 4.50 PM 22 May, 2017

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A vegetation management and planned burning professional development day for CFA West Region operational staff was held recently in Ballarat.

 1.58 PM 20 June, 2017

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A bar heater that was left too close to a bed was the cause of a house fire in Ronald Street, Dandenong last week (13 July). 

 12.38 PM 18 July, 2017

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If you haven’t already, grab a pen and mark 6-8 August in your calendar, as CFA is heading to Sheepvention and it’s an event you will not want to miss.

 5.54 PM 19 July, 2017

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Repeated failure by the owners of a tyre stockpile in Stawell to comply with Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) notices and with a Country Fire Authority (CFA) Fire Protection Notice has led EPA to take steps to take charge of the site and effect a clean-up.

 5.42 PM 2 August, 2017

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District 16 and Beazley’s Bridge Fire Brigade are lucky to have two volunteers who not only volunteer their time to fight fires, but also educate up-and-coming brigade members.

 10.43 AM 18 August, 2017

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Early this morning (28 October) firefighters were called to battle a fire at the Ararat West Primary School. 

 6.55 AM 28 October, 2017

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This year’s finalists for the Fire Awareness Awards have been announced and we’re proud to have a number of CFA entries among the list.

 9.53 AM 6 November, 2017