The Fire Danger Period (FDP) began at 01.00am on Monday 15 October 2018 for the following municipalities in CFA’s North West Region:
A factory fire on Canterbury Road in Kilsyth is now under control.
Pyramid Hill has received a boost in volunteer numbers ahead of what is predicted to be an early and long bushfire season.
Residents in Wangaratta and Wodonga will benefit from a co-responder initiative between Victoria’s fire services and Ambulance Victoria to improve out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates.
A house was destroyed in Upwey last night after fire engulfed the single-storey home.
CFA is currently fighting a fire at an Anglesea transfer station which comes after firefighters battled a fire at the Knox Transfer Station yesterday afternoon.
Victorians have been urged to use this year’s Fire Action Week (7-14 October) to consider what an earlier and longer bushfire season could mean for them and their loved ones.
CFA acknowledges the Court of Appeal decision that the release of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s (VEOHRC) review into the fire services cannot be made public at this time.
CFA is urging residents in District 2 to take extreme care when burning off after responding to a high volume of out-of-control private burn-offs in many of the district’s municipalities.
As the Magpies and Eagles soar into this weekend’s AFL Grand Final, Victorian firefighters are calling on the community to ensure their BBQs and outdoor ovens are ready for first bounce.