Fire Restrictions are now in force in the shire of Mount Alexander and the shire of Hepburn.
Truck Fire Welshmans Reef
Newstead/Maldon Rd was closed in both directions due to an early morning truck fire.
Crews were responded to a B-Double truck fire near Cemetery Rd in Welshmans Reef at 0320h this morning. The truck was fully involved in fire upon arrival however was quickly brought under control by Maldon and Newstead crews. Salvage operations are expected to take several hours this morning. Great work by all brigades including Newstead, Maldon, Walmer, Castlemaine and Baringhup as well as support from the Bendigo BA van.
The Newstead Brigade Supported Maldon Brigade at a grass and scrub fire in hilly and rocky country on Goughs Range Road the fire was difficult to contain due to the terrain. Arial support from Bendigo provided the added support to stop the run of the fire and ground crews where then able to contain the spread and mop up. Estimated fire size was listed at 12 hectares with our appliances and crews working through some tough conditions dragging hoses around steep and rocky terrain. A job well done by all who attended.
The Brigade members held training for the ongoing skills maintenance in the operation and use of Breathing Apparatus members completed a set of exercises to enhance themselves in the use of the equipment.
The next Market Day will be held on Sat March 17th 2018 at the Rotunda Park Newstead. For further details our contact is Ron 0427 506 843 and further information is available on our Market Day Web Page.
Newstead CFA Brigade and Community Fire Information