THE fire that has been raging for almost two weeks in the Grampians is effectively under control, with more than 300 firefighters managing to get the blaze within containment lines over the weekend.
Horsham Incident Control Centre public information officer Chris Carey said ground crews set up contained the Victoria Valley complex fire on Saturday night, but the blaze will continue to smoulder away with the contained area for several weeks.
"There's some unburnt country between the containment lines and the fire, so there's still a bit of burning there," Mr Carey said.
Fire crews will monitor the perimeter for the next few weeks with an eye on the weather, he said.
"If we get some hot days with some strong winds it will have to be watched very closely.
"It will be on fire (within the containment lines) until we get some rains. The weather's looking good for the next week or so."
There are still 307 firefighters still working in the Victoria Valley.
The fire was started by two or three lightning strikes two weeks ago, with those blazes merging into one fire.
It has killed 30 sheep and destroyed a hayshed, 30 tonnes of silage, 128km of fencing, 1500 hectares of private pasture and 34,100 hectares of national park.