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.
Nillumbik Shire intends to introduce a local law giving it the discretion to stop fireworks on private properties.
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.
Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating Wednesday’s (20 February) grass fire in Mernda.
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.
SP AusNet spokeswoman Helena Lilly* tonight told Kinglake Ranges News that the current power outage was due to a “deteriorated conductor,” known to most as a power-line, that broke.
LIVE 9.33pm: Fire extinguished.