Ballarat breakfast report: April 11

WEATHER

Rain, rain and more rain. We've had another 5 mm since yesterday in the guages, which makes for a decent fall of 26.6 mm this week.

More of it to come today, with a top of 17 and rain at times easing to a shower or two tonight.

POLICE

It's slightly out of our area, but police are appealing for public assistance following an act of criminal damage that has caused over $60,000 worth of damage at a wheat storage facility in Dunolly. 

Police are urging anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area or suspicious vehicles to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit website www. crimestoppers.com.au 

FIRE

At 7.30 pm last night there were reports of a structure fire at the corner of Peel Street and Haymes Crescent. 

Ballarat Cit Brigade found a building under construction, with a couple of of squatters that had lit a fire.

On the way back they attended a going house fire at Alkera Road in Invermay.

There were no injuries and the fire brigade, along with crews from Glen Park and Invermay, were able to contain the fire to one area of the house.

The fire was caused by a faulty chimney.

"It's a a warning that people should always have smoke detectors," said senior station officer Neville Collins 

AMBULANCE

Nothing to report.

SES

Nothing to report as yet.

V/LINE

The 6.49 am Bacchus Marsh - Southern Cross service was cancelled and replaced by road coaches, due to a train fault.

ON THE AGENDA

There will be a City of Ballarat announcement regarding Her Majesty's Theatre. 

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