Ballarat Breakfast Report: February 27

WEATHER

It was another chilly start to the morning today with clearing showers expected throughout the day. 

We can expect a top of 21 degrees today with the temperature rising to 24 degrees tomorrow. 

Looking ahead to the weekend we can expect slightly warmer weather with temperatures expected to reach 27 degrees on Sunday. 

POLICE

Ballarat Police recorded another quiet night. 

However, police are moving extra resources to patrol the Alfredton area after a series of suspicious fires have been lit in the area.  

Anyone with information should call Ballarat Police on 5336 6000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police statistics released yesterday also revealed a sharp rise in the number of drug related crimes occurring and a significant drop in the number of assaults committed in Ballarat 

FIRE

It was a quiet night for fire crews with no emergency call outs. 

However Ballarat Fire Brigade's senior station officer Shane Phillips said crews were preparing to leave for Morwell, with residents in the town dealing with air pollution and smoke which has blanketed the city.

The smoke is coming from a  fire still burning the Hazelwood open cut coal mine

AMBULANCE

Nothing of interest to report 

TRAINS

Services look good for train commuters this morning with the Ballarat line experiencing no delays. However, it wasn't the case yesterday afternoon, with multiple delays due to track faults. 

ON THE AGENDA

Corrections Minister Edward O'Donohue will today visit Ballarat and inspect CCTV cameras in the city as well as make an announcement about  Langi Kal Kal Prison. 

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