AUTHORITIES have advised that the Grampians bushfire will continue to produce large amounts of smoke in the coming weeks.
Fire-fighters contained the 35,875-hectare blaze on Wednesday and aim to control it this week.
Lightning started the fire in the southern Grampians overnight on February 14.
Incident controller Russell Manning of the Department of Sustainability and Environment warned that smoke might be seen by residents in the vicinity of the blaze for several weeks.
The smoke warning applies to people in or around Cherrypool, Glenisla, Woohlpooer, Mooralla, Victoria Valley and Bornes Hill.
Mr Manning said more than 200 personnel continued to patrol the fire daily.
Fire-fighters controlled a two-hectare grass and scrub fire 10 kilometres south-west of Natimuk on Saturday.
A Country Fire Authority spokesman said the blaze started before 1pm at Clear Lake-Sherwoods Dam Road, Noradjuha.