Ballarat Breakfast Report: February 26

Police are investigating two fires which fire crews battled yesterday afternoon.
Police are investigating two fires which fire crews battled yesterday afternoon.


Ballarat police were kept busy yesterday investigating another two fires in Alfredton and Cardigan. 

Early indications were that these fires were deliberately lit.

Fire investigators and Ballarat Criminal Investigation Unit detectives were on the scene yesterday evening trying to determine the cause of the two fires.

There have been five suspicious fires lit in the Alfredton area in the past month. 

Any witnesses or anybody with information is asked to contact Ballarat CIU on 5336 6080.


Fire crews had a relatively quiet night with only the one call out early in the evening. 

Senior station officer Mal Jones said crews were called to the Big W car park where they were told a child had been locked in a vehicle for more than one hour.

However, crews received another call to say the owner of the vehicle had returned before they had arrived. 

Mr Jones warned residents of the impact of leaving a child in a car on a warm day. 

"It doesn't take long for children to feel the effects of dehydration, even on a day like yesterday," Mr Jones said. 


Many Ballarat residents woke to drizzling rain this morning with showers expected to clear throughout the day. 

We can expect a top of 22 degrees with the cool weather sticking around throughout the week. 

Tomorrow you can expect a top of 21 degrees with some warmer weather looking likely for next week. 


Nothing to report from ambulance crews. 


Good news for commuters this morning with trains running on time.


Today one of our photographers, Justin Whitelock, will be heading up in a hot air balloon to take a look at Ballarat from above. Stay glued to the website throughout the day for the pictures.