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Fire Restrictions
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.
Grass and Scrub Fire Goughs Range Road.
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.
Brigade Training Sunday 5 November
The Newstead Fire Brigade held its monthly Training session for November focusing on our fire ground drills and in particular our entrapment drill along with some grass fie drills.
Breathing Apparatus Training November 2017
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.
Newstead Market Day
The Newstead Fire Brigades market day was on again today with another successful day thanks to the stall holders and general public for their participation for a great day.
Newstead Fire Brigade 2017
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