Our Incident Response

Major Incidents

Major incidents in 2010-11 were dominated by structure fires.

The most notable bushfire was at Tostaree in East Gippsland. This fire, which started on 1 February 2011, threatened a number of small communities and resulted in the loss of two houses.

Although there was a significant decrease in bushfires, between September 2010 and February 2011 many Victorian towns and communities were affected by floods that caused widespread damage and loss.

CFA supported the Victoria State Emergency Service in responding to these floods with the deployment of incident management teams and field-based crews into the community.

Our members also responded to other major incidents, including the deployment of:

Major Incidents 2010-11

  Location CFA appliances Incident Size (hectares) or Cost
Crop fires
23 Nov 2010
Jeparit
11
Machinery fire - 40 hectares of crop destroyed
16 Dec 2010
Reedy Dam
7
600 hectares
17 Dec 2010
Lascelles
13
800 hectares
30 Dec 2010
Ouyen
8
160 hectares
31 Dec 2010
Boolite
12
100 hectares
Grass and Scrub
21 Oct 2010
Cranbourne
25
25 hectares
5 Dec 2010
Norong
11
120 hectares
1 Feb 2011
Tostaree
35
11,365 hectares and two houses destroyed
1 Feb 2011
Hunterston
18
350 hectares
Hazmat
8 March 2011
Lakes Entrance
8
Lakes Entrance Aquadome
11 May 2011
Seville
5
Gas main ruptured
Industrial
22 Nov 2010
Nyora
4
Excavator swamped with sand. One fatality
Motor Vehicle
4 March 2011
Drouin
3
Car fire as result of MVA. Two fatalities
8 Aug 2010
Riverslea
5
Bus fire on private property. One fatality
Rescue
4 Sept 2010
Hotham Heights
2
Landslide at Mt Hotham
Structure Fires
27 July 2010
Maindample
10
Bridge Inn Hotel destroyed
10 Sept 2010
Narre Warren
15
Fountain Gate Shopping Centre
1 Oct 2010
Portarlington
6
Dylene Caravan Park. One fatality
4 Oct 2010
Queenscliff
6
Gellibrand Hotel fire
31 Oct 2010
Springvale
7
Visy recycling plant. Damage $1 million
19 Nov 2010
Delacombe
8
Victory Bins. Damage $500,000
20 Nov 2010
Mornington
4
Converted bus. 11 Injured
22 Nov 2010
Dandenong
16
Compleat Angler shop. Damage $1 million
29 Nov 2010
Werribee
13
Manorvale Primary School. Damage $300,000
10 Dec 2010
Goornong
15
Hayshed fire. Damage $1.5 million
13 Dec 2010
Mitchellstown
8
Mitchellton Winery Restaurant. Damage $3 million
2 Jan 2011
Elmhurst
11
Police station residence. Damage $300,000
4 Jan 2011
Keysborough
6
Springers Leisure Centre. Damage $350,000
5 Jan 2011
Corio
6
Kindergarten fire. Damage $1.3 million
9 Jan 2011
Mooroopna
22
Mooroopna Manor
24 Jan 2011
Stoney Creek
17
Half of shed involved. Damage $500,000
21 Feb 2011
Thorpdale
19
Packing shed destroyed. Damage $1 million
2 March 2011
Wonga Park
10
House destroyed. Damage $1.1 million
7 March 2011
Frankston South
12
Private residence. Damage $1.4 million
20 March 2011
Jan Juc
9
Restaurant fire. Damage $1 million
21 March 2011
Dandenong South
11
Furniture factory destroyed. Damage $1 million
19 May 2011
Dandenong
36
Tritech Lubricants. Damage $37.5 million
24 May 2011
Grovedale
19
Three shops destroyed. Damage $1.8 million
5 June 2011
Werribee
24
Beauty salon. Damage $500,000
19 June 2011
Blairgowrie
9
Private residence. Two fatalities

 

Total Emergency Incidents Reported

Total Emergency Incidents Report

Incident Response by Type

Incident Response by Type


 

 

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