Ballarat fire crews attend three small blazes

BALLARAT City Fire Brigade was called to three separate small fires yesterday, as temperatures climbed across the region. 

Crews were called to a car fire in Barkly St, Ballarat, around 7.45am.

Around 2pm, crews were called to a scrub fire in Sebastopol, which was contained soon after their arrival. 

Ballarat City senior station officer Steve Poulter said the station was also investigating a spate of bonfires being lit around Ballarat. 

“We’ve had a couple of calls in relation to bonfires,” Mr Poulter said. 

“Just a reminder that fire restrictions are in place across the state.” 

CFA fire restrictions began in Ballarat on December 23 and will continue until May 1. 

Crews also attended a gas heater fire in Creswick around 4.10pm. 

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