District fire brigades remain on alert with peak summer still approaching.BRONWYN BEYERS January 23, 2013 4:34am
District fire brigades and residents have remained on alert over the past week with major fire activity in the area.
On Thursday, Heathcote and Knowsley fire brigades were called to a grassfire on the McIvor Hwy at Knowsley believed to have been caused by a broken down car on the side of the road.
On Saturday units were called out to vehicle fires at Kimbolton and Argyle, while on Sunday Heathcote Fire Brigade was also called out to remove a tree that had fallen across the McIvor Hwy just past the Northern Hwy turn off.
Smoke haze from fires in Wallan and Dunolly prompted a number of false alarms, with alert residents reporting smoke sightings to the CFA bushfire hotline.
Heathcote CFA volunteer Carl Watkins said the fire brigade was pleased with the response from residents and visitors who had been dropping in to the fire station to get more information on fire activity.
Hot, dry conditions are expected to continue leading into February, historically the hottest month of the year, prompting the CFA to advise district residents to make sure they have their fire plans prepared and remain on the alert.
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