Ballarat breakfast report: February 2 


Today is a total fire ban day. It is forecast to reach a hot and sunny 41 degrees with east to north-easterly winds in Ballarat. 

A cool change won't come through until tomorrow, with tonight expected to drop only to 23 before hitting 35 degrees tomorrow. 

It cooled down to 16.6 degrees last night at about 4am, before climbing and passing 20 degrees before 6am and passing 30 degrees before 9am. 


Police were called to nothing major overnight. 


Ballarat City Fire senior station officer Steve Poulter said to be cautious during today's total fire ban day.

"Everyone needs to know the regulations, what they can and can't do, to prevent a fire," he said.

For more information on fire safety, warnings and advice, visit the CFA website. 

Ballarat City Fire was called to a power line arcing at 6pm on Forest Street last night. 

Mr Poulter said the power company was called to the scene and it was resolved quickly.

The fire brigade was also called to a rubbish bin fire in Alfredton at 2am this morning. 


A man in his 70s was flown to The Alfred Hospital via Air Ambulance after his car rolled over about 4.45pm on the Sunraysia Highway at Learmonth yesterday.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said he had injuries to his head and shoulders but was in a stable condition. 


Ballarat trains are running well this morning. 

Some buses are replacing Maryborough services. 



It's your final chance to see BLOC's Honk the musical.

Shows today are at 2pm and 8pm at Wendouree Performing Arts Centre. 

An aerial view of Ballarat. PICTURE: Jeremy Bannister

An aerial view of Ballarat. PICTURE: Jeremy Bannister