The fire danger remains very high across much of Victoria as the hot dry weather continues.

Fire authorities are warning campers to stay out of the Alpine National Park, with fires burning around Mt Hotham likely to take weeks to properly control.

A blaze was started by lightning almost three weeks ago and has now burned through more than 10,210 hectares of steep and rugged country.

The fire has threatened the townships of Harrietville and Mount Hotham twice and a watch and act advice remains in place for the area.

Incident controller Steve Grant says while neither community is under imminent threat, the Great Alpine Road between Harrietville and Hotham is likely to remain closed for some time.

"We would urge people to be very very mindful and don't put yourself into risk," he said.

"It is a very very dangerous situation with the fuels as dry as they are."

Meanwhile, firefighters are preparing for another tough day as they continue to battle the Aberfeldy fire in Gippsland.

The 75,000 fire moved slowly overnight after a cool change and light winds.

The fire is on the eastern side of the Licola Road south of Licola, and north of the towns of Seaton, Cowwarr, Heyfield and Coongulla.

The Department of Sustainability and Environment's Peter West says the fire is still moving south in the Black Range near Licola.

"That is all still uncontained edge," he said.

"We had our helicopter reconnaissance crews up this morning and even though it was benign overnight we're starting to see some activity build up again and we've got a hot day ahead of us."

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