UPDATED 4.15pm:The Country Fire Authority has just downgraded a Watch and Act message to Advice for a bushfire at Terip Terip and surrounding areas.
The Country Fire Authority has declared today a Total Fire Ban across Victoria.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia today dismissed Maurice Blackburn’s Black Saturday class action taxation dispute. There will be no further payment to class action participants.
6.30pm UPDATE:The Mernda grassfire has been downgraded to an Advice Warning.
Yesterday afternoon (17 February) Whittlesea Fire Brigade responded to reports of a structure fire in a remote rural area.
A Holts Rd, Whittlesea home has been severely damaged by fire around midday today.
Tonight’s Black Saturday Memorial Service in Melbourne will be simulcast live from 6pm.
LIVE 9.33pm: Fire extinguished.
LIVE: Helitack 303 just called in (4.32pm) to Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) aviation stating “we may have to stand down as there are thunderstorms approaching.”