The Northern Grampians Shire had its quietest fire danger season since 2010, District 16 Country Fire Authorities said.
District 16 duty officer Ian Morely said the 2016-17 fire season had been mild and quiet, comparable to 2010 when severe floods hit the region.
“The late rain in 2016 put some good moisture into the ground which really helped,” he said.
“We can compare this season to 2010 when the region also had a lot of floods, that was the season after Black Saturday.”
District 16 responded to 192 incidents, 85 fire related, across the area since December 1 last year.
The largest fire was 80 hectares burnt at Trainers Lagoon on December 28, 2016.
“We encourage all community members to still be vigilant, the fire season is not over until we get some substantial rain,” Mr Morely said.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Keris Arndt said the latest hot weather was here to stay until the next cold front hit late next week.
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