A strong cold front associated with a deepening low over the Southern Ocean is expected to enter western Victoria tonight and cross the remainder of Victoria overnight and early on Monday, introducing a vigorous westerly airstream 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.
UPDATE 10.30am: The 40-year-old man has been freed after he fell into a partially dug grave in Eltham around 7.45am.
Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating Wednesday’s (20 February) grass fire in Mernda.
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.
A small scrub fire has been reported in St Andrews, east of the Main St near Dodd Rd, at 4.36pm.
The Bureau Of Meteorolgy (BoM) predicts a gusty south-westerly change will hit Melbourne (CBD) around 3.30pm this afternoon. The change may make fires difficult to control and they may break containment lines.
8.40pm: CFA crews have arrived on scene. The occupant was apparently out of the aircraft and was taken to a medical facility.
ADVICE 8pm:The bushfire south of Kitchenhams Road has burnt approximately 38 hectares with fire activity still occurring within containment lines.