Communities on alert as fire burns near Seymour
Firefighters are controlling a slow-moving fire at Tallarook, near Seymour.
At 9.30am on Monday, a Country Fire Authority spokeswoman said the medium-sized fire was being brought under control.
The State Control Centre downgraded its watch and act warning to advice for areas south of Seymour.
There are two fires at Tallarook, one three kilometres from Landscape Road and another at Dabyminga in the south, which have affected an area of about 50 hectares.
Firefighters have used fire trucks and aircraft in bringing the fire under control.
Firefighters will be watching to see whether moderate northerly winds on Monday afternoon exacerbate the fire.
Tallarook is expected to have a high of 34 degrees on Monday and most of the north of the state are expected to reach the mid-30s.
There are very high fire-danger warnings issued for the north-east, and in Gippsland’s north, south and west. The fire danger is considered high in the central, north central, in the Mallee and south-west regions.