WARRNAMBOOL police detectives are investigating another fire beside Bushfield-Tower Hill Road at Yangery, but believe it may not be suspicious.
The small fire, reported to emergency services just before noon yesterday, burnt about 100 metres along the road, spreading up to 30 metres into a private paddock about a kilometre west of the Caramut Road intersection.
Six fire units and support vehicles took about 10 minutes to bring it under control.
Yesterday was a day of total fire ban across the south-west.
Detective Sergeant Lee Porter, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said the cause of the fire had not been determined.
“Inquiries at the scene lead us to believe the cause of the fire may not be suspicious,” he said.
An information caravan travelled to a number of locations around the Koroit district yesterday after a number of suspicious fires in the area over summer.
Police are hopeful people will visit the caravan with information that could help with investigations.
Meanwhile, fire crews responded to a small flare-up of the Kentbruck bushfire at Drik Drik yesterday as hot weather fanned smoke over the district.
Five CFA trucks responded to the sighting of smoke and ensured no embers escaped.
Heywood incident control centre spokeswoman Sharon Mifsud said the outbreak remained with in containment lines through out the total fire ban day.
“It’s a fairly small area inside the burnt peat swamp,” Ms Mifsud said.
“It was well with in containment lines.”
She said the small area remained the only section still smouldering from last month’s Kentbruck blaze that burnt up to 12,000 hectares.