Ballarat breakfast report: July 31

WEATHER

It's a blowy morn in Ballarat so remember to secure loose objects in backyards, including trampolines.

A top of 12 degrees with cloudy. A shower or two developing late in the morning, increasing to rain in the afternoon, easing to a shower or two during the evening.

Winds northwesterly 50 to 65 km/h tending colder westerly 30 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon.

Possible hail during this evening.

Snow is expected to fall above 500 metres tonight.

POLICE

Police have described the behaviour of Wednesday's Uni Night as "good as gold" with no reported incidents. 

FIRE

Fire crews had a "mildly" busy Wednesday night.

Crews are currently attending a fire at Dunnstown where a tree has fallen on powerlines.

Leading Fire Fighter Jarrod Howlett said strong winds most likely brought the trees down which fell over Old Melbourne Road just after 6.30am.

Crews from Mt Warrenheip and Ballarat are on scene awaiting council workers to remove the tree.

Two crews attended a grass fire at the rear of a property on Edgar Street, Wendouree just after 10pm.

The cause of a smoke alarm in Zora Court, Sebastopol, is being investigated after crews attended a false alarm at 4.50am.

Leading Fire Fighter Howlett said the detector may have reacted to atmospheric conditions or an electrical fault.

AMBULANCE

Paramedics attended no trauma incidents overnight.

V/LINE

No reported delays on the Ballarat tracks this morning.

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