Ballarat breakfast report: March 8


Fire crews were called to a grass and scrub fire in Wendouree this morning.

Ballarat City Fire and Wendouree crews were called to the fire at Blind Creek Road at 12.25am. 

Ballarat City Fire senior station officer Neville Collins said fire investigators were still looking into the cause of the fire.

Fire crews were also called to a string of power pole fires across the city overnight.

Ballarat City Fire responded to seven power pole fires, which were caused from dust accumulation during the warmer months. 

Mr Collins said it was common for transformers on power poles to catch fire after spells of dry weather and rain. 

Fire investigators will continue to look into yesterday's suspicious grass fire at Yarrowee Creek near Leith Street in Redan.


Ballarat Police experienced a quiet night last night. 


No trauma cases were reported last night in Ballarat. 


Ballarat will see sunny skies this long weekend, with a forecast top of 26 degrees today. 

Tomorrow we can expect a top of 30 degrees before a sunny top of 31 degrees on Monday.