Ballarat Breakfast Report: May 4

The BAD gets under way
The BAD gets under way


Ballarat's temperature went down to a chilly 4.6 degrees overnight but it was coldest after dawn when the clouds temporarily dispersed.

Çhances are if you felt it was a lot colder in Ballarat yesterday, it was no doubt due to the fact that a steady breeze of 20 -25 km/h was blowing from the southwest keeping things cool.

If the combination of low temperatures and wind doesn't appeal to you on a Sunday morning spare a thought for the hundreds of riders who will take part in the annual Ballarat Autumn Day ride this morning.

They will start from the Pleasant Street Primary school on Lake Wendouree and complete circuits of 50 and 100km. 


Overnight nine CFA units were rushed to a shed fire in Sago Hills Road in Haddon about 9.15 pm on Saturday.

The shed was connected to the house and brought under control in about half an hour with damage sustained to the shed to the value of about $100,000.

CFA Operations Officer Bernie Fradd said the fire was not suspicious and fire investigators had established it was accidentally lit.

Mr Fradd said the contents of the shed including tools and a horse float were completely destroyed but fire crews managed to contain the fire before it damaged the house.  

"All in all it was a good save and some good work done by the Haddon Brigade and some of the supporting brigades," he said.


Ballarat police have also reported a relatively quiet night.  

Clunes police have also reported a quite day despite the influx of more than a thousand people to its annual Booktown Festival. 

Traffic was under control and police have not reported any other difficulties. 


Ambulance Victoria reported a quiet night in the Ballarat region.


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