Ballarat breakfast report: August 13, 2014

The contrast between this high-end store on Main Road and graffiti on its side makes for an interesting start to the morning.

The contrast between this high-end store on Main Road and graffiti on its side makes for an interesting start to the morning.

WEATHER

It's getting lighter earlier which means the magpie will be squawking at 5am instead of 6am.

Today will be partly cloudy, with a top of 10 degrees. 

A light shower or two from the late morning. 

Winds will southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

The deadline is nearing for Ballarat businesses to make the switch to the National Broadband Network.

Businesses in parts of Bacchus Marsh and Maddingley have only weeks to move their phone and internet services to the NBN, before the existing copper services in the area are disconnected on October 5.

Read more here

FIRE

One crew from Ballarat City and one from Cardigan attended a car fire at Lucas just before 2.30am.

The car was found fully engulfed in flames on Cuthberts Road, near the intersection with Finches road.

Crews battled the blaze for 10 minutes. No one was injured.

The incident is being treated as suspicious. 

At the same time crews attended a false alarm at Pineview Nursing Home, on Nicholson Street.

Earlier in the night, crews attended a York Street home after smoke was clouding the house.

The cause was isolated to the central heating ducts and is believed to have been caused by an electric motor.

POLICE

Police had nothing to report.

MORE TOP STORIES

Crash victim shares story with Ballarat students

Soccer fans turn out for the stars

Great Gatsby charity ball for Soup Bus

ON THE AGENDA

The Premier Denis Napthine will be visiting Ballarat today. Anything in particular we should ask him? Leave a comment below.

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