Ballarat Breakfast Report: February 5

WEATHER

The temperature is slowly beginning to climb back up to normal summer levels, with a top of 29 degrees expected for today. 

A top of 33 is expected tomorrow. 

The hot weather isn't too far away from returning, with 38 degrees predicted for Sunday. 

POLICE

Ballarat police reported a quiet night with nothing of interest to report. 

Elsewhere across the state police are investigating an armed robbery near Shepparton. 

The incident occurred in a camping ground in the area early yesterday morning when the victims came out of the tent and were confronted by two men and a woman.

It’s believed the trio were armed with a firearm and a hatchet, and they were standing in front of a vehicle with high beam lights on.

The trio then left the site in a silver or white vehicle with a bull bar.

The woman is believed to be of Caucasian appearance, with a tall, solid build and shoulder length brown or blonde hair and  was wearing light-coloured shorts and a singlet top.

One of the men is believed to be of Caucasian appearance, 183 centimetres  tall, with a solid build and wearing a navy blue hoodie.

Police are appealing for any witnesses and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit: www.crimestoppers.com.au

FIRE

Ballarat fire crews only had the one call out last night to a small house fire in Mount Pleasant.

Ballarat City Fire Brigade's Anthony Pearce said the fire began on the back porch of the house and is suspected of igniting from a discarded cigarette butt.

Mr Pearce said the fire caused minimal damage and was quickly put out. 

He also reminded residents to make sure they were prepared and vigilant for the incoming hot weather.  

AMBULANCE

Ambulance crews had a quiet night with nothing to report.

TRAINS

All V/Line train services are reporting good service so far, which means trains should run on time. 

ON THE AGENDA

Today we are catching up with The Ballarat Foundation who  have been distributing vouchers to regional schools to help families who struggle to pay for those all important back to school supplies

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