CFA air division monitors North East

Lightning sparks multiple fires

CFA air division monitors North East

Image: Instagram user matt.curry

CFA planes are monitoring the North East for fires today, following a string of blazes sparked by lightning overnight.

Upwards of 10 crews currently at Mt Big Ben between Allans Flat and Kergunyah, keeping the blaze under control as its burning through about an acre.

They say they've been lucky, that conditions overnight have made it easy to keep the flames under wraps, noting we’re still in the bushfire danger period.

If you spot smoke, call the VicEmergency Hotline 1800 240 667.