Ballarat breakfast report: January 20

WEATHER

A shower or two will clear today but temperatures won't reach much higher than 23 degrees, according to the weather bureau.

The fire danger will be low to moderate which is very good news for those still working to battle blazes in the Grampians and other areas.

This week is expected to remain mild until Friday, when 31 degrees is forecast.

POLICE

Homicide police will today continue their investigation into what happened to Deer Park man Ricky Lee Ganly.

Yesterday police hauled his Magna sedan and a body from the bottom of a flooded Avoca mine.

Police divers made the grim discovery during a painstaking five-hour search of the site about a kilometer north west of Avoca.

Mr Ganly, 48, was last seen in Deer Park in April last year

FIRE

Ballarat firefighters are continuing their efforts to help battle blazes in the Grampians.

Crews are being bussed in and out each morning and night as a new shift takes over. 

More than 50 Ballarat personnel have been assisting with the fire fight.

TRAINS

There was a minor disruption to the 6.05 Wendouree to Southern Cross service this morning. Coaches replaced the train on this service. No other services are listed as having problems.

Call 1800 800 007 for more information.

TOP STORIES

Beer lovers soak up the sun at the city's third Ballarat Beer Festival.

Tributes flow for Sebastopol woman killed in a road accident on Friday night.

Danger area Blackwood has fire refuge officially opened.

ON THE AGENDA

Two Ballarat men will today be recognised for their efforts in helping a man following a car crash last year.

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