Fire near Rupanyup contained

A FIRE between Rupanyup and St Arnaud has been contained.

At 1.42pm, the Country Fire Authority warned Gre Gre North and Traynors Lagoon residents to leave their homes because of a fast-moving grass fire.

"The grass fire was not under control, and was moving in a north-westerly direction towards properties in McKellar Road and Morgan Road, north of the Wimmera Highway between Traynors Lagoon Road and Lorimer Road," a State Control Centre spokeswoman said.

Fire-fighters contained the fire by 2.30pm.

Residents are no longer under threat.

The authority warning has been downgraded to an advice message.

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