More than 30 new fires have been started by lightning in eastern Victoria over the past 24 hours. The majority of them are burning in remote forest areas of East Gippsland.
The blazes are around the town of Genoa, near the New South Wales Border, at Wingan Inlet and in the Coopracambra National Park between Cann River and the border. Eight fires have been put out around Myrtleford and there are several others burning in the Kiewa Valley. The Department of Sustainability and Environment's (DSE) duty officer, David Miller says three more fires are burning in remote country, south of Lake Dartmouth.
It's only the three down at Lake Dartmouth that we haven't got under control and that's because we looked at them yesterday and we just didn't have the resource going in, he said. We're in autumn, quite cool overnight. None of these fires yesterday actually took much of a run.