Morwell on high alert as wind change threatens power station again
Water-bombing helicopters, tankers and extra crews are being moved into the open-cut mine near Morwell to protect the Hazelwood power station from the threat of fire.
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Sun Mar 02, 2014
St. Marys Star
Firies help interstate
FIREFIGHTERS from St Marys-Mount Druitt have returned the favour after Victorian crews answered the call for help during last year's Blue Mountains bushfires.
Morwell residents protest at community meeting
Hundreds of Morwell residents protested at a community meeting about the Hazelwood mine fire and smoke in the area.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Vic paramedic becomes unwell at mine fire
A Victorian paramedic feared she was having a stroke after becoming unwell at the Hazelwood mine fire, a union says.
As fossil fuels rule with an iron fist, renewables flapping in the wind
Wind farms have been shown to have no ill health effects, but that won't stop the anti-renewables lobby from repeating the furphy that they are bad for your health.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Teen charged over Traralgon bashing
Police have charged a 16-year-old boy from Sale over a serious assault in Traralgon early on Sunday morning.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Valley air quality up in smoke
MELBOURNE Airport is at the centre of a tug of war between Hume Council and a new breakaway Sunbury Council.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Experts to examine Hazelwood coal mine blaze
The fire has been burning in a disused section of the mine at Morwell in the Latrobe Valley for more than a week.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Smoke warning issued for Vic towns
EPA Victoria issued the alert for Morwell and Traralgon for Saturday night and Sunday as a fire burns in a mine at the nearby Hazelwood power station.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
South East NSW and Gippsland Rural Report, Monday 10th February, 2014
Jeremy Story Carter Farmers in Gippsland are bracing themselves for more fire danger, despite conditions easing overnight.
Sun Feb 09, 2014
Bushfire not just a problem in the bush
The threat of bushfire is not really a scenario people who live in a town with a population of about 14,000 prepare for.
Fires merge in Vic's Morwell, homes lost
Homes have been lost to the west of Morwell, in the Latrobe Valley, although the exact number is still not known.