A grassfire northeast of Melbourne has been contained and is no longer threatening properties, the CFA says.
An emergency warning was issued for the town of Malmsbury just after 1.30pm (AEDT) on Sunday.
But the fire was downgraded to an advice message just before 2.30pm.
Firefighters will remain in the area for some time and residents should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions, the CFA says.
Smoke will be visible from nearby communities and roads.
Earlier, the fire had travelled in a westerly direction towards the town of Malmsbury after jumping Old Quarry Road.