Tag Archives: Country Fire Authority

HUSBAND DIES IN FIRE – Monday August 12 2013

– A woman tried in vain to save her husband from a fatal house fire in Victoria’s south-east on Saturday night. The arson squad has launched an investigation after the fire, which began in the kitchen of the north Wonthaggi … Continue reading

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CFA CREWS FIND MAN’S BODY AFTER FIRE – Monday August 12 2013

– A man’s body has been found after a house fire in Wonthaggi. A Country Fire Authority spokesman said 35 firefighters and six fire trucks were called to a house in Gordon Street at 9:28pm on Saturday. After extinguishing the … Continue reading

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THIRD TIME UNLUCKY FOR MAN KILLED IN FIRE – Wednesday July 10 2013

– A Shepparton man, who died in a fire in his neighbour’s house, was staying there because he had burnt down his two homes by smoking in bed. Gary Taylor, 52, was found by firefighters within 1 metre of an … Continue reading

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CULPRITS MAY FACE COSTS OF PUTTING OUT RECKLESS FIRES – Saturday April 27 2013

– People caught recklessly igniting bushfires could be forced to pay the cost of extinguishing the blazes, potentially totalling millions of dollars, as part of a Victoria Police crackdown. Arson Squad head Jeff Maher said there had been a growing … Continue reading

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CULPRITS MAY FACE COSTS OF PUTTING OUT RECKLESS FIRES – Saturday April 27 2013

– People caught recklessly igniting bushfires could be forced to pay the cost of extinguishing the blazes, potentially totalling millions of dollars, as part of a Victoria Police crackdown. Arson Squad head Jeff Maher said there had been a growing … Continue reading

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THIEVES TARGET CFA – Tuesday April 23 2013

– Thieves have stolen an estimated $15,000 worth of firefighting and rescue equipment from the Country Fire Authority. Police are investigating the burglary at the Wandong CFA station. The haul included breathing apparatuses, a portable defibrillator, radios, chainsaws and torches. … Continue reading

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REVENGE ATTACK FEAR – Thursday January 31 2013

– Police have revealed they are guarding the home of a 75-year-old man accused of starting a massive killer bushfire. Detectives said they have set up sophisticated surveillance around Grahame Code’s property due to fear of revenge attacks. The force … Continue reading

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POLICE INVESTIGATE ARSON THEORY IN ABERFELDY BLAZE – Sunday January 20 2013

– Victoria Police believe the deadly blaze that claimed one life, destroyed more than 50,000 hectares of land and razed several Gippsland properties may have been deliberately lit. Arson Squad detectives are focusing on a camping spot near the township … Continue reading

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ARSONISTS: TIME TO PLAY HARDBALL – Friday January 11 2013

– A senior Victorian fire services commander says arson attacks are getting out of control amid calls for more resources to help tackle the scourge. Authorities are probing several suspicious fires that broke out in Melbourne’s north-west this week, and … Continue reading

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ARSON: MALICIOUS AND DEADLY – Thursday January 10 2013

– No matter how many precautions we take, Australia’s bushfire fears become a reality year in year out. While acts of nature are out of our control, it is a devastating fact that many fires are avoidable. Fires can be … Continue reading

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