An emergency warning for a fast-moving bushfire in Victoria's alpine region that had threatened homes has been downgraded.
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has now issued a watch and act alert for Hotham Heights in the state's northeast, with the fire expected to impact the area between midnight and 4am (AEDT) on Saturday.
Whilst authorities believe no residents or members of the public are in Hotham Heights, it has advised that it's too late to leave the area for anyone remaining.
A state control centre spokeswoman said 375 emergency services personnel as well as ski-resort management staff were in the area ready to protect infrastructure.
The out-of-control 11,000 hectares bushfire is creating spot fires one to two kilometres ahead of the main blaze.
A watch and act warning is also place for a fire at the King Spur Track and Dargo High Plains Rd area in the state's northeast.
A total fire ban has been issued for north central, north east and north country regions of the state for Saturday as firefighters prepare for another day of hot weather and dangerous wind changes.
Emergency services are also urging crowds attending this weekend's Southern 80 water ski race in the state's north to stay safe.
Loddon Mallee Regional Fire Controller Rob Price said race-goers should be aware of the fire bans.
"Campfires are banned during total fire ban days, as well as solid-fuel and gas barbecues and ovens," he said.
"People camping along the Murray River this weekend need to be aware of these restrictions and understand why they're in place."
Firefighters are also watching a 78,000-hectare Aberfeldy fire in Gippsland.
Victoria's fire services commissioner Craig Lapsley has said the week of hot days could lead to severe fire danger in parts of the state for Saturday, which would be a day that is "more the traditional fire weather".