UPDATE: HIGH wind gusts in Victoria's alpine region are keeping water bombers grounded in the battle against a 5000ha bushfire.
Fire authorities downgraded an Emergency Warning for the Mt Hotham, Hotham Heights and Dinner Plain areas to a Watch and Act about 10am today.
Overnight a wind change helped firefighters battling spot fires which jumped containment lines yesterday.
The fire this morning is being described as slow moving.
At 10am, the Mt Hotham airport rain gauge had collected 1.4mm of rain since 6am.
A State Control Centre spokeswoman at 10am today said firefighters had performed asset protection work around the Mt Hotham resort area.
She said last night a wind change saw the fire burn back on itself.
"It's slow moving but there still a risk," she said.
"People shouldn't be complacent. It wasn't hot yesterday but it doesn't take much for conditions to change. People need to be on top of warnings."
She said aircraft were up this morning assessing the area and fires.
About 120 CFA and Department of Sustainability and Environment firefighters are tackling the blaze.
The Great Alpine Rd is closed between Harrietville and Dinner Plain.
The Dargo High Plains Rd is also closed between the Great Alpine Rd and Dargo.
Late last night Mt Hotham Resort posted on its facebook page that a glow could be seen in the area.
"On the ground update for those requesting - there are a few spot fires still going and there is a larger fire still going down in the Blue Ribbon area, a glow can be seen now. there are two strike teams on mountain and another on the way. The teams on site are working really hard. No sign of that forecast rain dammit. Thanks for all the messages of support," the message read.