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Dirty air, dodgy politics: why it’s easier to attack science than listen to Morwell fire death stats

HAZELWOOD MINE FIRE

I’m quite nervous about writing this. I’m going to stray from my familiar academic world into a political one, and it’s on an issue that may very well have killed […]

The Hazelwood mine disaster could easily have been avoided

Hazelwood Mine Fire 2015

The Hazelwood coalmine fire, which burned for 45 days earlier this year, was a catastrophe for the town of Morwell in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. Homes were blanketed in smoke and […]

Council pours cold water on burning off

RESIDENTS keen to burn off should note the changes to a Local Law recently introduced by South Gippsland Shire Council. The changes were introduced to assist people who may suffer […]

Animals & Bush Fire Information

What you should do to help animals if you are near the fires Keep cats indoors and dogs under control wherever possible. Leave bowls of water on your property out […]

Prepare for fire

IT IS ‘A Place of Last Resort’ and should not be confused with an evacuation centre or refuge. That is the stern warning from South Gippsland Shire Council regarding the […]

CFA warn to take care when burning off

CFA units from Foster, Yanakie and Fish Creek attended a fire in Yanakie last Wednesday and urge anyone burning off rubbish to take care in the placement of their fire. […]

Know your fire restrictions

LOCAL fire brigades have attended several call-outs in recent weeks, prompting a stern message from Foster CFA brigade captain David Jones. “Ignorance is no excuse. The public should be aware […]

Fire restrictions start this week

THE Fire Danger Period commenced this week (1am Monday) in South Gippsland and Baw Baw shires. Even last Friday, however, with the temperature soaring to more than 40 degrees Celsius, […]

Successful planned burn on outskirts of Foster

A PLANNED burn was carried out last Thursday along a section of Cody Gully on Ophir Hill, Foster. Involved in the burn were ten Parks Victoria/DSE personnel and four CFA […]

DSE burnoff in Foster

The DSE with assistance of the Foster CFA will be conducting a fuel reduction burn Thursday, 5 April 2012 in the forested area behind Aherns – conditions permitting. This is […]

Gratitude to CFA

At 14.45 the Fire brigade were called when a small burn got out of control. Allan & Louise are grateful to the men & women who attended. If they had […]

Expect more planned burns

EXPECT to see many more planned burns taking place each year on public land across the state. Fuel reduction burning is likely to increase to an annual rolling target of […]

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