Ballarat breakfast report: January 30

POLICE

Ballarat Police had no significant to incidents to report from last night or this morning. 

However Victoria Police is calling for Rainbow Serpent festival-goers who feel they might be victims of an alleged up-skirting incident to come forward. 

On Monday, a 45-year old Fryerstown man was booked on 210 charges of up-skirting following an alleged incident in a public toilet at the Lexton event. 

Inspector Geddes advised festival-goers to go their local police station and provide as much detail as they can.

FIRE

Ballarat City fire crews were kept busy overnight. Around 7pm Ballarat City and Ballarat brigades were called to investigate burning off at a Peel St, Ballarat property.  

At 10.10pm crews were called to a fire at the Monastery road apartments near Howitt and Gillies Street, Wendouree. The fire was burning in bushes at the front of the apartments. Ballarat City Fire duty officer Neville Collins said the fire was "probably suspicious". 

Ten minutes later Ballarat City and Ballarat fire crews attended a small fire on the fence of a Glazebrook Street property at Ballarat East. Mr Collins said the fire was believed to have started by a cigarette butt. 

AMBULANCE

Ambulance Victoria spokesperson John Mullen said crews only attended to medicals last night. No trauma cases were reported in Ballarat. 

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Today we're going to Daylesford to chat to local ALP voters about the Labor pre-selection of a Melbourne-based candidate, rather than a home grown talent.

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