Ballarat breakfast report: May 16

Can anyone guess where our photo was taken this morning?

Can anyone guess where our photo was taken this morning?


Today we can expect a top of 20 degrees with only a small chance of showers. 

The weekend looks  like producing pretty similar weather with 19 degrees predicted for both days, with only a minimal chance of rain 


A fatal shed fire occurred in Portland overnight. 

Neighbours reported seeing a fire in the backyard of the property shortly after 7.30pm. 

While extinguishing the blaze, CFA members located a body inside. 

Portland Crime Investigation Unit detectives and an arson chemist will attend the scene of the fire this morning to investigate the cause. 

Inquiries are being made to establish the identity of the deceased. 

Police are also still investigating a burglary at a church in Daylesford. 


A busy night however all of the call outs were quite minor. 

Fire crews were called to multiple small burn-offs. 


Nothing to report from local paramedics overnight. 


Trains seem to be running time so far this morning. 


Today we will be talking to 5-year-old Arlen Pallett who  has made a film that will screen at the Buninyong Film Festival.


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