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Kyneton hotel fire leads to arrest

A Kyneton man has been arrested after three people were injured in a suspicious fire in the Newmarket Hotel at Kyneton.Fire broke...

False alarm at Woodend’s historic Victoria Hotel

Firefighters from Woodend and Macedon were quick to respond after a caller to triple zero reported seeing flames in the roof of Woodend's historic...

Fierce forest fire

A thick layer of smoke has blanketed parts of the Macedon Ranges after lightning sparked a fierce blaze in the Cobaw Forest near Pipers...

Local brigades warn Ashbourne fire is a sign of things to come

A fast-spreading fire in the bush at Ashbourne last Thursday is a sign of things to come, local fire brigades warn. Tylden and Trentham brigades...
Simone Stephens on her way home from the Benloch fire.

First turnout for Taradale’s youngest firey

One of the newest and youngest firefighters at Taradale Fire Brigade had her first turnout last month - as a member of a tanker...
Amy Miller pictured with a Firebird 306 at Microflite headquarters at Moorabbin Airport.

Our fire bird

A Newham born and raised helicopter pilot was among the air attack team fighting a bushfire that broke out at Benloch last Tuesday. Amy Miller...
Newham CFA members with the 'new Bobby Adams'. From left are Chris Eagle, Allan Chiong, Captain Steve Flounders, Bobby Adams, Neil Pomroy, Allan Muir and Bryan Hornbuckle.

Honouring a legend

Bobby Adams joined his local brigade to fight fires when he was just 14 years old. Today at 95 he still takes a big...
Plans for a $1.6 million upgrade to Mount Macedon Fire Brigade's existing station are now in doubt as proposals emerge for relocation.

Upgrade in doubt?

Plans for a $1.6 million upgrade to Mount Macedon Fire Brigade's existing station are now in doubt as proposals emerge for relocation. The Express understands...
Photo: Brian Wilson ietsystems

Fire closes High Street

High Street in Kyneton was closed to traffic for several hours last night and again early this morning while fire crews attended to a...
Carlsruhe Fire Brigade's Wine and Food Festival will be held at Farmer Darryl's Animal Farm in Kyneton on November 4. Photo: Howard Maylor

Fun on the farm

Experience food, wine, beer and craft from across the region at the Carlsruhe Fire Brigade's Wine and Food Festival on Sunday, November 4, from...
Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards and local fire spotter Peter Skilbeck with state Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio inspect progress to upgrade Mount Tarrengower local fire observation tower.

Upgrade pre-empts severe season

With a severe fire season forecast, the state's environment minister has visited Mount Tarrengower to check progress on the $1 million upgrade of the...
Firefighters hone their skills in dealing with hazards such as gas bottles and live power lines often found around a property, a smoke-filled house, unconscious victims inside and a threat of building collapse.

Fire exercise hones skills

With a high number of well-publicised serious house fires in the Macedon Ranges and surrounding areas this winter alone, it is important local CFA...

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NEW FREEDOMS WITH FIRST DOSE TARGET REACHED TOMORROW

Thanks to the incredible efforts of the community, Victoria will hit its 70 per cent first dose vaccination target tomorrow – becoming...