Outer Melbourne grassfire under control

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A grassfire threatening residents in Melbourne's outer southeast has been brought under control.

Firefighters had warned Pakenham and Nar Nar Goon residents to move at least two streets away from the fire just after 3pm on Sunday.

By 4.15pm the alert was downgraded as crews had contained the blaze, although smoke was visible in neighbouring suburbs.

A number of fires broke out across Victoria on Sunday, following several days of hot weather.

In the state's north, Kotupna, Lower Moira and Yambuna residents have been urged to stay close to a building where they can shelter due to a bushfire near the Goulburn River.

Locals should stay informed and monitor conditions, including increased wind speed, change in wind direction and smoke.

"If you are away from home, do not return," the 3pm alert said.

A grassfire covered two hectares in Melbourne's west, with about 40 firefighters attacking the blaze.

The fire, on Sheahan Road in Truganina, was brought under control just before 2pm.

Residents near the South Australian border were told to leave their homes earlier due to a bushfire at Meereek State Forest.

By 3.30pm its spread had reduced with Langkoop, Poolaijelo and Powers Creek residents asked to stay informed and monitor conditions.

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