Residents in Melbourne's north have been told they can return to their homes now that a 2,500 hectare grassfire has been contained.
The fire destroyed several buildings and threatened homes in the Donnybrook, Epping and Craigieburn areas yesterday afternoon.
Cooler temperatures and light rain this morning have helped firefighters get the upper hand.
One home and a number of sheds were destroyed and a second house was damaged when the fire broke out at Donnybrook and burned towards Epping and Craigieburn yesterday afternoon.
Authorities will move through the fire zone today to make a full assessment of losses.
"Police and fire agencies and the Department of Human Services will be moving through the area and doing a full damage assessment," CFA Chief Fire Officer Euan Ferguson told News Breakfast.
Mr Ferguson says "we dodged a bullet" with that fire.
"That was a very fast moving grass fire. [It] had the potential to have quite substantial impact on the community and I really think we've been very lucky," he said.
Mr Ferguson says the focus for today is in Gippsland and north-eastern Victoria.
"We're still expecting high temperatures into the mid-to-high 30s in the north-east of Victoria," he said.
"The whole of Victoria is parched dry. We're at maximum dryness at the moment.
"As we saw yesterday we only need moderate to light winds and the fuels are so dry that the fire will take off and move very rapidly."