UPDATE: A 14-year-old boy is expected to be charged on summons over a fire which burnt out of control in Mount Clear on Tuesday.
A Police Media spokesperson said it was understood a group of boys were cooking on a campfire on Tinworth Avenue about 11.30am when it became out of control.
"One dwelling and two cars were destroyed during the blaze, however no one was injured," she said.
"A 14-year-old boy was interviewed by police and is expected to be charged on summons with arson-related offences."
If you light a fire during the fire danger period you are breaching the CFA Act Section 37. This means you can be fined up to $16,900 and/or go to jail for up to 12 months.
The investigation is ongoing.
EARLIER: FIREFIGHTERS remain on edge after a Tuesday's Mount Clear blaze which destroyed a shed, and narrowly avoided homes.
With winds expected to pick up to more than 30km/h from the north throughout the day, crews are at Tinworth Avenue this morning checking for any potential flare ups.
And the fire threat has once again been shown in stark light with a small flare up at Veronica Place Mount Pleasant which started just after 7.30am this morning.
Crews to the north of the city were also called out to a grass and scrub fire which occurred at Tourello near Clunes just after 1.30am.
Investigations are continuing into all the flare ups this week, however it is understood Tuesday's blaze may have been started by a campfire or barbecue which went out of control after winds picked up to more than 30km/h.
An advice warning remains in place near Tinworth Avenue and Whitehorse Road.
Strong north winds are expected to remain throughout the day, but will switch to southerly's overnight.
Ballarat is going for a forecast high of 26 degrees today, almost eight degrees above the monthly average.
While the mercury will drop down overnight, temperatures will once again climb into the mid 20s on Saturday. No significant rainfall is forecast until at least Sunday as the dry autumn shows no sign of abating.
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