THE CFA is warning the public to be wary of fire hazards after two separate fires at the weekend.
Bendigo CFA were called out to Eppalock after a boat caught on fire just after 1.15pm yesterday.
A man was taken to Bendigo Hospital after he and several other bystanders tried to put out the flames with fire extinguishers.
He was later discharged in a stable condition.
Shortly after, five fire tankers took more than an hour to put out a four-hectare grassfire in Axedale at 1.20pm.
CFA district two operations officer Chris Jacobsen said there had been multiple grass fires in the past month.
He reminded the public to take extra care when burning off, even if there are no fire restrictions in place.
He urged extra vigilance, especially with the warmer days and bushfire season coming up.
“If people are burning off or driving machinery through grass, it is easily ignitable, and the wind can make it spread quickly,” he said.
Mr Jacobsen said people should try to burn off later in the day as conditions generally eased in the afternoon.
He also said the Summary Offences Act still applied for fires outside the fire-danger period and that owners were responsible for fires on their property.