Two Country Fire Authority units have extinguished a car fire in Maiden Gully, just hours into a total fire ban day.
Police are headed to the scene in Andrews Road, with the fire determined as safe by firefighters.
A spokesperson from the state emergency control centre said CFA units attended a burnt out car before 9am today.
It means no fire can be lit in the open air or be allowed to remain alight in the open air between 12.01am and 11.59pm.
North Central and Northern Country areas have an extreme bushfire danger rating today.
An Incident Control Centre has been established in Epsom with temperatures set to reach the mid 40s.
It comes as emergency services warned people to not engage in risky behaviours that may cause fires.
More to come.
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