Brigades left stunned after changes to district boundaries

Fire brigades have been met with changes to boundaries.

Volunteer firefighters from Trafalgar and Westbury brigades have been left stunned after district boundaries were changed without consultation. Latrobe West Fire Brigade in Moe will be transferred to the new Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) service and is set to take

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Haystack erupts into flames at Cloverlea property

Fire brigades have been met with changes to boundaries.

Quick and fierce action by CFA units prevented a haystack fire spreading to other infrastructure on a Cloverlea property on Friday night. CFA commander Gary Bryant said six units attended the hay shed fire after receiving the call at 11.18pm.

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Prepare properties before fire restrictions start next Monday

Fire brigades have been met with changes to boundaries.

West Gippsland residents have a short window of opportunity to conclude property clean ups ahead of the introduction of fire restrictions next Monday. Fire restrictions will begin at 1am for the Baw Baw, South Gippsland, Cardinia and Latrobe municipalities. CFA

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Yarragon CFA celebrates 75 years

At the Yarragon CFA 75th celebrations are (from left): captain Ashley Smith, 3rd lieutenant Kris Hopkins, 1st lieutenant Michael O'Toole, 2nd lieutenant Melinda Kemp, 4th lieutenant Colin Lackman. 

Yarragon CFA has celebrated 75 years of operation, with many volunteers joined by senior CFA staff to help commemorate the landmark occasion at the annual brigade dinner last Saturday night. Commencing in 1944, the fire brigade has been serving Yarragon

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Close call with chimney fire

A relieved Trish Neilson and pet Caboodle and Cavischon still enjoying the comforts of her house at Yarragon last week with neighbour Mark Hunter, first on the scene to help after the chimney on the solid wood heater caught fire.

Trish Neilson and Graeme Hart are still “living their dream in lovely rural Yarragon” after the quick response of the Yarragon and Trafalgar CFA brigades ended their fears that their house would burn to the ground. The couple had been

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Arson charges

Detectives have praised the quick thinking responses of Labertouche residents that helped contain a series of fires last Tuesday. A 27-year-old Labertouche man has been arrested, charged and remanded in custody in relation to the fires. The man was arrested

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