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District 17 News

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.

 3.37 PM 1 March, 2013

Housewife's take on Grampians fire

Lexia Irving, a CFA volunteer with the Edenhope brigade in District 17, shares her account of being a member of a CFA Strike Team in the Grampians Fires 2013.***

 3.54 PM 26 February, 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.

 12.09 PM 22 February, 2013

From Victoria Valley fire frontline

Don Robertson is the Dundas Group communications officer – the group at the heart of the Victoria Valley complex fire with 18 brigades including Victoria Valley, Mirranatwa and Mooralla clustered around the southern Grampians.

 8.26 PM 21 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. 

 5.13 PM 21 February, 2013

Grampians Complex fire 20 Feb

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

 12.41 PM 20 February, 2013

FYREMN on the job

Wimmera residents can rest assured that the Horsham Fire Brigade Captain is on the job when they see him coming with his FYREMN number plates.

 9.31 AM 12 February, 2013

Walhalla ST 9034 24th Jan 2013

Over my 20 years with CFA there have been moments when I have felt proud to be a volunteer.This was one of those moments.

 10.41 AM 27 January, 2013

Dimboola houses saved by fireys

Firefighters have protected houses that were under threat during a grassfire at Dimboola this afternoon (26 Jan).

 6.30 PM 26 January, 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.

 11.00 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.

 8.07 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.

 8.04 PM 27 December, 2012

Total Fire Ban in three districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Wednesday 19 December in the Wimmera, Mallee and Northern Country.

 3.56 PM 18 December, 2012

Jung header fire flares

It was 43 degrees in Horsham and District 17 brigades were getting towards the end of a busy day of header fires when a Jung grass and scrub was called in just before 8pm, November 29.

 12.57 PM 3 December, 2012

State fires roundup: 4:15pm

Emergency services have responded to a number of fires today, including a grassfire which is currently going near Maryborough.

 4.20 PM 29 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.

 3.05 PM 28 November, 2012

Restrictions in Grampians and Wimmera

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin from 1.00am on 26 November, 2012 for the following municipalities.

 3.18 PM 23 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

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