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Warm weather warning after Porcupine Ridge fire
Around 20 CFA crews, DELWP firefighters and a helicopter have brought a 20 hectare fire at Porcupine Ridge, near Daylesford under control.
Reported around 12.30, the fire burnt in difficult country requiring the assistance of heavy equipment to help build containment line around the fire, which was burning south towards Wheatsheaf and Glenlyon.
District 15 Operations Officer Chris Bigham said while no homes were under threat, there were concerns some properties southeast of Porcupine Ridge could be at risk if crews couldn’t bring the fire under control.
“Firefighters on the ground did a great job in chasing the fire into some difficult terrain. With the help of an aircraft they were able to pull it up before it reached properties around Mahoneys Road and Andersons Road,” he said.
OO Bigham said it was a late season reminder that parts of Victoria are still extremely dry and warmer, windy weather today and tomorrow had seen fire danger rise.
He urged Victorians thinking of undertaking private burn offs to think about postponing activities with fire still a real possiblity under the state recieves substantial rain.