CFA

  • Van park managers plan rebuild

    WHILE Lake Purrumbete Caravan Park might resemble ‘ground zero’ at the moment, proprietor John Clements said it will “be better than ever” when repairs are finished.

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  • Fire break ploughed as blaze bore down

    If a fire had not broken out on Willie Hawker’s property a week before the St Patrick’s Day fires, the devastating Gnotuk blaze could have raged through Bostocks Creek into the Jancourt Forest and beyond.

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  • Baler ignites grassy blaze

    Twenty hectares of land and up to 80 round bales of hay were destroyed in a fast moving grass fire at Milangil, north of Camperdown on Tuesday.

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  • Rail horror tests services

    More than 100 emergency services personnel were quick on the scene at the Camperdown train station on Saturday to contend with a major collision between a train and a motor vehicle.

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  • Bikers boost tanker total

    CATCHING up for weekend rides has been a good little money earner for the Camperdown and District Motorcycle Club with the wider community set to reap the benefits.

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  • First attack vehicle on trial

    A SPECIALIST vehicle designed to help the CFA fight blazes in the alpine regions of Victoria is currently being trialled at the Cobrico and Elingamite peat fires.

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  • The rebuild begins

    AFTER being forced to flee across their paddocks during last Saturday night’s fire storm, the Sadler family were counting their blessings.

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  • Flames of destruction

    FIRE investigators are continuing to assess the cause of three separate fires which saw 18 houses burnt to the ground, 48 sheds destroyed and 11,100 hectares of land wiped out over the weekend.

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  • Pirron Yallock fire suspicious

    INVESTIGATIONS are set to continue into a fire that burnt out three hectares of land at Pirron Yallock on Wednesday after Colac’s Crime Investigation Unit confirmed the blaze was being treated as ‘suspicious’.

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  • Firebug suspected

    POLICE have warned a fire-bug could be operating in Skipton after an unoccupied house was completely destroyed in a fire on Monday afternoon.

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