FIRE fighters worked overnight to secure a paddock fire at Warrayure ahead of tomorrow's 34 degree forecast.
There were 10 fire trucks called to the Rhooks Road grassfire at 5pm yesterday, 11 kilometres east of Hamilton, which spread four hectares before it was controlled by about 5.30pm.
As well as grass, the blaze burnt about 60 round hay bales and four cyprus trees, which had to be completely extinguished and monitored over the next 20 hours, according to Region 5 operations officer Richard Bourke.
"We needed all the fuel burnt out before the hot day tomorrow," he told The Standard.
"Crews worked overnight and all day to control it and now it's out.
"The hay bales had to be burnt out and spread out.
"We brought in a thermal imaging camera from Mortlake to identify hot spots and had an excavator knock over the cyprus trees that were burnt also.
"The crews did an excellent job."
He said the fire was unrelated to a CFA burn off at Warrayure on Saturday.
No livestock were hurt by the fire, which Mr Bourke said was suspected to have been started after a truck entering the paddock hit an electric fence.