Ballarat Breakfast Report: March 13

Fire crews are warning residents to remain vigilant during the fire season. PIC: File photo
Fire crews are warning residents to remain vigilant during the fire season. PIC: File photo


A cloudy day for Ballarat today, with a top of 24 degrees forecast for the area. 

However, it is the all important weekend temperatures which are more important to most of us. Sadly it doesn't appear like we will be in for a good one, with the possibility of  rain forecast from late Saturday right through to Monday.  

Tomorrow isn't looking so bad with a top of 27 degrees predicted after fog clears in the morning. 


Ballarat Police reported another quiet night. 

However, the horror week on the roads continued yesterday with another fatal accident in regional Victoria. 

A man died at Shepparton after a collision which occurred around 8.15am on Wednesday. 

Police have been told a truck travelling north on Grahamvale Road collided with a car which had been travelling west on Ford Road. 

The driver of the car, a 61-year-old Dookie man, died at the scene while the truck driver was taken to the Goulburn Valley Base hospital. 


Fire crews experienced a quiet night, however, are warning residents to not let the incoming rain change perceptions of the fire season. 

Ballarat City Fire Brigade senior station officer Mark Owen said it was important residents remained vigilant. 

"The rain we have had has been really insignificant," he said. 

"It hasn't changed the fire danger at all and fire restrictions are still in place."


Nothing of interest to report from paramedics overnight


No problems for train commuters so far this morning with V/Line reporting good service on the Ballarat line. 


Today we will be visiting the three remaining Sisters of St John of God in Ballarat, who are about to relocate to Perth.