MILD weather has helped fire fighters tackling several bushfires throughout Victoria.Hard work by hundreds of fire fighters and some cooler temperatures resulted in a 1285ha blaze at Violet Town being controlled.
State Duty Officer Stephen Walls said it was a good result from a number of dedicated CFA volunteers and Department of Sustainability and Environment fire fighters.
"We thought we might not have it under control until the end of today but we had it under control early this morning," Mr Walls said.
"We are happy that we've got the entire perimeter now under control and unless we get some weather beyond what's predicted there is no further concern for that fire.
"The hardworking fire fighters should be congratulated on what was obviously a very tough job."
Containment lines have been established around the entire fire and yesterday's watch and act warnings from the CFA have been downgraded to advice information.
Mr Walls said so far there were no reports of assets or livestock losses.
Meanwhile, the Harrietville and Gippsland Aberfeldy-Donnellys fires remain burning out of control.
Mr Walls said although they were technically still burning out of control, firefighters were working hard on containment lines and unless the weather changed, there was no immediate concerns for the surrounding townships.
The Harrietville fire is understood to be more than 4000ha in size.
"There are at least 150 personnel working on the fire," Mr Walls said.
"There is still significant fire activity near Harrietville but there is no threat to the township but residents should be in a position to respond if things change.
"We're quite lucky there hasn't been an impact on the historic huts in the area."
A meeting will be held at the local hall at 5pm tomorrow.
The Aberfeldy-Donnellys fire is more than 70,000ha in size and has claimed the life of one person and 170 livestock.
It has destroyed 21 houses, 49 sheds and 17 vehicles since it began almost two weeks ago.
Mr Walls said roads in the area had reopened and things had returned to normal as much as they could in the wake of the destruction.
He said if the mild weather continued fire fighters were confident the blaze would soon be under control.