As we head into Autumn, now is a great time to say thank you to our local CFA crews for their incredible work, day in day out.
So many local brigades and volunteers put in long and draining hours to battle the major Flowerdale blaze, that took six days to get under control. 200 volunteers, 50 trucks and nine water-bombing aircraft were on site to protect the region and control the fire that burnt across incredibly difficult terrain.
All this occurring so quickly after a sizeable grass fire in the Seymour-Puckapunyal region. We owe a heartfelt thank you to our CFA for everything they do. They are the lifeblood of our communities and upstanding citizens.
While Summer is over, the fire threat is not. This recent fire activity is a reminder to stay alert, download the VicEmergency app and have a fire plan in place.