The Northern Highway has re-opened.
A section of the Northern Highway between Heathcote and Tooborac remains closed after a fire.
VicRoads has advised that the highway between the Heathcote-Nagambie Road at Heathcote and just south of the Lancefield-Tooborac Rd would remain shut for some time.
Communities in the area have also been advised that smoke will be visible.
Travellers have been advised to seek alternative routes, including the Hume Freeway, Goulburn Valley Highway and Bendigo-Murchison Road.
Police say the Northern Highway at Tooborac remains closed between Seymour-Tooborac Road and Hardings Lane.
Emergency services are on scene at a bushfire in Tooborac. The CFA has controlled the fire.
Police believe the fire started when a truck travelling along the Northern Highway lost a wheel, causing sparks which ignited some roadside grass.
The fire spread around eight hectares before being brought under control.
The fire has been deemed non-suspicious.
The eight-hectare fire on the Northern Highway at Tooborac is under control.
A CFA spokesman said crews control the fire at 4.15pm, almost an hour after the initial call out at 5.20pm.
"Between five and eight hectares were burnt and no assets were threatened," the CFA spokesman said.
Eighteen trucks, along with CFA air support, attended the incident with 17 units currently on scene.
The highway remains closed as CFA crews continue to work at the scene.
Vic Roads has advised those heading off for the long weekend to consider delaying their trip or find an alternative route.
It has suggested that drivers consider the Hume Freeway, Goulburn Valley Highway and Bendigo-Murchison Road instead as some local roads may not be suitable for heavy vehicles.
An out-of-control grass fire on the Northern Highway near Tooborac is travelling north.
It covers about eight hectares on both sides of the road.
It poses no threat to the community, but people should stay informed and monitor conditions, the CFA say.
A three-vehicle crash caused the fire. Ambulance Victoria says it assessed one person on the scene, who was not taken to hospital.
CFA says to keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Smoke will be visible from nearby communities and roads.
For medical advice on burns or exposure to smoke contact Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness or difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
Firefighters are battling a five hectare blaze on the Northern Highway after a three vehicle crash.
Emergency services were called to the crash to the north of Tooborac at about 3.20.
The fire is five hectares and growing. CFA say it is causing a traffic hazard.
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One tanker is at the scene, with seven more on the way.
More to come.
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