Water-bombing planes are helping firefighters battle a large fire that has been threatening communities in Victoria's alpine region.
The fire in the Alpine National Park has grown to 14,000 hectares.
Gusty winds overnight sparked new spot fires which came within 100 metres of homes at Hotham Heights.
An emergency warning for Hotham Heights and Dinner Plain has now been downgraded to a watch and act alert.
A watch and act is also in place for the southern section of the fire near Dargo.
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Deputy state controller Shane Wright says flames came close to homes on Friday night.
"You could see the fire come up over the ridges and it was flaring up," he said.
"Fires coming up over ridges are fierce things - of course they look much more spectacular at night."
But the threat has eased somewhat this afternoon, with light rain and cooler conditions bringing some relief.
Graeme Baxter from the state control centre says two other fires in other parts of Victoria are causing firefighters the most concern.
There is a large, slow moving bushfire in the Kerrie area, north-west of Melbourne, burning in an easterly direction towards Romsey.
There is also a fast moving fire at Arthurs Creek, north of the city, burning in an easterly direction.
"They've both sprung up towards the end of the day," Mr Baxter said.
"We just want to make sure that communities in those areas are fully aware and are making sure they have their bushfire survival plans in place."
A wind change was also expected to increase activity at the large Aberfeldy fire in Gippsland.
Residents near Licola, Glenfalloch and Wollangarra have been advised to keep an eye on conditions.