Indian summer sparks fires

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Fire crews have contained a blaze burning in the Hotspur area.

Road closures remain in place onRifle Downs Road, south of the McKenzies Creek intersection,Big Hill Road, from the Proudfoots and Cowlands roads intersection andMill Road, from the Portland-Casterton Road intersection.


The CFA has issued adowngraded advice message forHotspur, Lower Crawford, Glenaulin, Greenwald East.

Firefighters are responding to a fire in the Hotspur area and have stopped the forward spread of the fire. Work is continuing to contain the entire fire boundary.


An upgraded watch and act message has been issued forHotspur, Lower Crawford, Glenaulin andGreenwald East.

The Hotspurbushfireiscurrentlynot yet under control.

The fire may impacthouses north of Hotspur in the Mill Roadand Boulevard Road areaany time between 5pmand 7pm.

Crews are in attendance and working to control the fire, which is spreading through plantation and bushland areas.It is now travellingsouthfrom Simkin roadtowardsHotspur.

Road Closures are in place on Rifle Downs Road, south of the McKenzies Creek intersection, Big Hill Road from the Proudfoots and Cowlands Road intersection and Mill Road from the Portland-Casterton Road intersection.

Another update is expected at 6pm.


The smoke sightings in the Gellibrand area have been marked as safe. It is believed they were controlled burns.


There have also been smoke sightings reported in the Gellibrand area south of Colac. They are listed as being in the vicinity of the Colac-Lavers Hill Road.

District sixCFA crews are investigating.

The temperature at the Mt Gellibrand weather station is 26.7 degrees at present.


The temperature has passed 30 degrees at the Warrnambool airport, reaching the mark at 1pm today. At Dartmoor near the Hotspur fire, the temperature is presently 29 degrees.


FOUR aircraft, a bulldozer and 20 CFA ground vehicles have descended on a 50-hectare blaze near Hotspur.

Rob Howell of CFA district four said the fire had begun as a private burn off but had made its way into a neighbouring plantation.

The blaze is listed as being near the intersection of Simkins Road and Muddy Lane, north-west of Hotspur and south-west of Digby.

It is anticipated some roads in the area of the blaze will be closed to the public soon.

CFA crews also responded to smoke sightings near Willatook about11.30am but it was found to be a controlled burn off.

The Hotspur fire was initially listed as a prescribed burn but it is now believed to be a private burn off. The story has been changed to reflect this.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 老域名购买.

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