The outbreak of small fires in the south-west this afternoon has prompted the CFA to urge people to be very careful when burning off during the next two days.
CFA south-west regional commander Peter Creak said while fire restrictions would not come into force in the south-west until Monday, he hoped people would not burn off on Thursday if the forecast warm and windy weather came through.
Mr Creak said while the south-west had received some rain during November, the landscape was drying out fast.
Warm temperatures are also forecast for Friday when Mr Creak said people should also be cautious of burning off and on the look out for any rekindling of previous burn offs.
His warning came after the CFA said a burn off got out of control on a property off the Warrnambool-Penshurst Road at Warrong this afternoon.
The small grass fire was reported about 3.15pm but was brought under control about 3.45pm.
Three CFA units responded to the fire.
Earlier another small fire broke out on the Framlingham Forest Road at Framlingham.
The small fire burnt grass and scrub.
It was reported at 2.10pm and brought under control at 2.30pm.
The Framlingham, Grassmere, Purnim and Wangoom brigades responded to the call out.
A small grass fire also broke out near Koroit on Nine Mile Creek Road near its intersection with the Kirkstall-Koroit Road just after 4pm this afternoon.
It was brought under control quickly.
Mr Creek said the Koroit fire possibly started from a rekindle of a previous burn off.