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Bushfire Update: Victoria

10th February 2014

The Salvation Army Emergency ServicesIn Victoria the CFA continues to battle 25 out of control fires across the state. It is estimated so far that over 30 homes have been destroyed in what some are calling the worst bushfires since Black Saturday. Salvation Army emergency teams acted immediately to offer widespread support fire crews and affected residents.

Northern Victoria

The Salvation Army are providing meals and refreshments to fire crews. On Monday morning, breakfast was served to more than 800 fire-fighters in Wallan. In Gisborne, over 1000 fire-fighters received breakfast as multiple fires continue to burn in the area.

In the Numurkah area (north of Shepparton) 150 beds have been supplied by The Salvation Army at an evacuation centre in Cobram.

The Salvation Army have deployed personnel and resources to work with the Red Cross at evacuation centres in Northern Victoria, including Seymour.


The Salvation Army has provided over 300 bedding and toiletry kits to community relief centres in Moe, Morwell and the Latrobe Valley area.

Many areas in the Gippsland region are without power as a result of bushfires and some residents are still unable to return home.

In Bairnsdale, over 200 bedding and toiletry kits have been provided to people displaced by fires.

7th February 2014

The Salvation Army Emergency ServicesIn Learmonth and Leongatha SAES teams are providing support to emergency services crews fighting fires in the region. The Salvation Army also continues to provide ongoing material and pastoral support to residents affected by fires in the Grampians.

23rd January 2014

The Salvation Army Emergency ServicesThe Salvation Army is supporting fire crews in Victoria as they continue to contain fires threatening regional areas of the state. Salvation Army emergency teams have provided support at fires in Northern Victoria at Tatyoon, Yandoit, Plumpton, Kangaroo Ground and Epping and in Western Victoria at Steglietz, Trawalla and Meredith. 

At these locations teams of Salvation Army volunteers have served over 1000 meals for fire crews and Emergency Services personnel as well as additional take away packs containing drinks and snacks.

In the Grampians region, bushfires have tragically claimed one life and destroyed dozens of properties and thousands of hectares and livestock. The Salvation Army is offering immediate care to people affected by fires by supplying bedding as well as other necessities to community members at emergency relief centres in Stawell and Ararat.