Ballarat Breakfast Report: February 6

A stern warning from fire crews after multiple call outs over night.
A stern warning from fire crews after multiple call outs over night.


Fire Crews are reiterating they have  a zero tolerance to residents burning off in their back yards after two call outs  to attend incidents over night. 

Ballarat City Fire Brigade senior station officer Neville Collins said crews attended two houses overnight including one in Mount Clear where a resident had a large fire in their backyard burning off garden material. 

"We now have a zero tolerance and police were called," he said. 

"People need to be mindful of the fire danger and there is a ban on burning off in your backyard."

Crews also attended a false alarm at the Department of Defence. 


Ballarat will experience a top of 33 degrees as we get ready for more sweltering weather. 

Temperatures are expected to reach 38 degrees on Saturday meaning  many residents will spend their weekend indoors with an air conditioner running. 

A minor cool change will come through next Monday with a top of 27 predicted. 


Ballarat Police recorded yet another quiet night with nothing of interest to report.

Elsewhere across the state, police arrested two people in Geelong overnight after allegedly locating more than 250 cannabis plants in a Grovedale house.  

Police executed a search warrant at the house about 7pm and then intercepted a white Toyota sedan which allegedly drove past the property several times.

The pair is currently assisting police with their enquiries. 

A crime scene guard was put in place overnight, with investigators set to return to the property later this morning.


Nothing of interest to report


V/Line are reporting good service across all of their train lines this morning. 


It is a busy day with the North Melbourne Football club stopping in town as well as cyclists taking part in the Herald Sun Tour.