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Epping wildlife on the mend

By Samantha Walker Sunny, a 15-month-old eastern grey kangaroo, is on the mend after suffering burns to his feet during a grassfire at Epping on...

Arsonists should be tracked: Union

  The United Firefighters Union is pushing for anyone charged with arson to be fitted with GPS tracking devices. The call comes after Sunbury man, Stuart...

Macedon Ranges police hunt firebug

Macedon Ranges detectives are hunting a firebug believed to be responsible for a series of suspicious fires lit near Metcalfe, Rosewall and Elphinstone on...

Authorities vow to heed Lancefield-Cobaw fire lessons

Authorities have vowed to start immediately working to rebuild trust with communities affected by October’s devastating Lancefield-Cobaw bushfire, but the initial reaction from residents...

Road work to slash fire risks

Grass and trees will be trimmed and roadsides ploughed in coming weeks as VicRoads finishes its Macedon Ranges’ bushfire fuel reduction program. North-central regional director...

Police increase patrols amid looting fears

Police are ramping up patrols around properties destroyed by the Lancefield bushfires amid concerns of looters sifting through the ruins. Authorities confirmed that five houses,...

Classic cars go up in flames

A classic Mercedes-Benz and an Austin- Healey were destroyed in a fire last week. Woodend CFA volunteers arrived to find the garage of a Mt...

Residents urged to trust fire investigation

Residents affected by the planned burn-off near Lancefield that broke containment lines, destroying four houses, 25 sheds, vehicles and thousands of kilometres of fencing,...

Damage fears as bushfire warning downgraded

An emergency warning for a bushfire burning north of Lancefield has been downgraded to a watch and act alert. But the CFA warns the 4000-hectare...

Emotions run high as fire continues to spread

CFA chief Euan Ferguson believes a fire that is tearing through the Cobaw Ranges near Lancefield, destroying at least one home and several outbuildings,...

Fire season tipped to start early

Authorities have warned Sunbury and Macedon Ranges landholders there’s no room for complacency ahead of what’s expected to be another dangerous fire season. Modelling released...

Boardman stadium evacuated during small fire

Basketball games were abandoned at Sunbury's Boardman Reserve on Wednesday night after fallen powerline caused a small fire outside the stadium. Police and the CFA...

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