QUICK action and depth in resources have kept fires in Chapel Flat forest, south of Creswick, under control.
Creswick Urban Fire Brigade spokesman Mark Spenceley said CFA crews battled six separate fires in the forest on Saturday.
Glen Park crews had already been on duty through Friday night.
The Chapel Flat fires remain under investigation due to where they were and their frequency.
Mr Spenceley said it was unlikely they were the result of thunderstorms in the area late last week because there was no lightning on Friday.
Creswick received its first call to the area at 6.21am to a fire on Invermay-Wolfes Road and on the way discovered another fire along Sulky-Standard Road.
Mr Spenceley said the fires were mostly in pine plantations but mild conditions before sunrise had helped ensure they were brought under control.
The Sulky-Standard Road bushfire burnt about two hectares of land, five kilometres south of Creswick, while the Invermay-Wolfes Road fire, eight kilometres north of Ballarat, was listed by the CFA as destroying half a hectare.
Both were classified as safe by yesterday morning.
Meanwhile, a bushfire on Saturday, one kilometre east of Yandoit, near Hepburn Springs, was declared safe yesterday.
Firefighters were still working yesterday to control a Warrenheip fire that burnt 55 hectares of land.
The fire, which threatened Kryal Castle, started after a lightning strike on Thursday afternoon.
A small grassfire started in Mitchell Park yesterday afternoon as crews prepared for next weekend’s Ballarat Swap Meet. Volunteers from the Miners Rest CFA brought the fire under control just before 4.25pm.