Lightning band keeps fire crews busy

UPDATE 10.38PM: CFA crews have downgraded the fire in Bet Bet, Bromley, Dunolly, Betley to an advice message. 

Firefighters have stopped the spread of the grassfire and have it under control. 

UPDATE 10.35PM: The CFA has issued an advice message for Carlsruhe.

Fire crews are responding to a fire in the areas of Institute Road, Three Chain Road, Boundary Road and Pipers Creek Road.

The CFA says there is presently no threat to communities.

UPDATE 10.30PM: A band of lightning moving through Victoria is keeping fire crews busy.

Grass fires have been reported at Rheola, Arnold West, Dunolly, Tarrengower and Yapeen.

An advice warning was issued for Rheola after a fire broke out in the area, while crews battled a blaze in McIntyre-Inglewood Road at Arnold West.  

A fire broke out on the Avoca-Dunolly Road at Dunolly about 10pm, while resources were sent to a bushfire near Dunolly-Inglewood Road at Inglewood. 

Crews were sent to Bridgewater-Maldon Road at Tarrengower to attend to a fire, while another blaze broke out in Yapeen. 

Wednesday has been declared a day of Total Fire Ban.

EARLIER: The CFA has issued advice warnings for Bet Bet, Bromley, Dunolly and Betley.

Fire crews are responding to a fire at Bromley, seven kilometres east of Dunolly.

There is presently no threat to communities.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries has issued an advice warning for a fire in the Rheola-Bald Hills area.

There is reported activity in the area and the fire is listed as not yet under control.

The DEPI has also issued an advice warning for a fire 18 kilometres north west of Yaapeeet.

The warning covers Goyura, Hopetoun West, Hopevale, Nypo, Rainbow, Rosebery, Yaapeet, Yarto, Hopetoun, Kenmare, Dattuck, Pella, Burroin and Albacutya.

There is presently no threat to communities. 

More to come...

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