Ballarat breakfast report: July 19


Saturday is expected to be partly cloudy with isolated showers and a daytime top temperature of between 10 and 14 degrees.


The Western Freeway was closed temporarily at Myrniong after a car caught fire on Saturday morning.

Bacchus Marsh police received reports that a single vehicle had caught fire about 10.35am.

Four fire crews worked to extinguish the fire.

Bacchus Marsh Police Acting Sergeant Michael Livingston said there were no injuries at this stage.

Ballarat City Fire also attended to a washaway on the Western Freeway near Nerrina about 9.30pm on Friday night.


No delays on the Ballarat line have been reported this morning.


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Labor candidate for Wendouree Sharon Knight will be launching her election campaign on Saturday, with state opposition leader Daniel Andrews expected to be in attendance.

The Courier will also be reporting from the BFL match between Sunbury and Redan, where players and fans will hold a minute's silence to honour Albert and Marie Rizk, who were on board flight MH17.