UPDATE: CFA crews have worked through the night to contain a large grass fire in Victoria's north.
Residents of Metcalfe, south of Bendigo, were placed on alert after the fire broke out on Sidonia and Keaths roads about 6.10pm yesterday, the Herald Sun reports.
This morning the fire is listed as contained with CFA crews working to black out areas.
A CFA spokeswoman said the fire had been contained to 80ha.
Last night, fire services controller Glenn Thompson said the fire had been kept to containment lines after four crews worked through the night.
Up to 11 fire crews battled the blaze earlier in the night after a CFA member manning a fire tower raised the alarm about 6.10pm.
The owners of about 170 properties threatened by the fire were sent an emergency alert text message, in which authorities called for residents to be prepared for a possible threat.
Mr Thompson said the CFA would conduct a flyover this morning to survey the extent of the damage.
The blaze ignited as firefighters battled another large fire in the rural town of Wedderburn, about 215km north of Melbourne, which began about 4.30pm.
The fire burned across 10ha on the Wedderburn-Boort Rd by late afternoon as up to 40 firefighters fought the blaze.
Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control by about 10pm yesterday.
A CFA spokeswoman said there would be a high fire risk throughout the summer and families had to be prepared.
"There was a high fire danger around most of the state today and two were very high," she said.
"It is about being prepared and taking it seriously. People need a fire plan in place."
The blazes follow a scorcher last week when 120 fires sparked on one day, draining CFA resources.
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