Fire crews tested

A series of fires broke out across the Latrobe Valley over the weekend, as hot and gusty conditions tested local fire crews on multiple fronts.

Two separate grass fires broke out yesterday afternoon, in Commercial Road, Morwell and Firmins Lane, Hazelwood North, with 10 and 15 appliances respectively required to bring the blazes under control.

On Saturday evening, 16 appliances responded to a small grass fire in Rosedale, which was brought under control around 8.15pm.

Meanwhile authorities responded to a small structure fire at Yallourn Power Station on Saturday evening, where nine appliances worked to bring a pulverised fuel fire under control.

Fire restrictions announced

The Country Fire Authority has declared that the Fire Danger Period will begin at 1am on Monday, 6 January for Latrobe City Council.

During the Fire Danger Period fires cannot be lit in the open air without a written permit from CFA or a municipal fire prevention officer.

To find out more about getting ready for the fire season visit or phone 1800 240 667.

A map showing fire restriction across Victorian municipalities and a Can I or Can’t I? brochure is available at and is also available by phoning the VBIL on

1800 240 667.