Victoria's firefighters working on two major fires in the state's east have been battling a late flurry of blazes closer to Melbourne.
State control centre spokesman Graeme Baxter said five choppers are battling fire that jumped containment lines in remote terrain at the 80,000-hectare Aberfeldy fire in Gippsland in Victoria's east.
"We have had a spot over of 20 hectares which has blown westward. It is in very steep, difficult terrain," Mr Baxter told AAP.
Closer to Melbourne, a watch and act alert has been issued for a fire at Kerrie, northwest of Melbourne.
Previously a watch and act had also been issued for the Arthurs Creek area, northeast of Melbourne.
Both fires are now under control.
"Late in the day we have had a spate of some other fires happening closer to Melbourne," Mr Baxter said.
"It was a bit of late flurry, which often happens as the air dries out at the end of the day."
Conditions at a second major blaze at Harrietville in alpine country in the northeast had eased, Mr Baxter said.
Flames reached eight metres on Friday as the blaze breached containment lines, with fire breaking the line near Hotham Heights and coming close to chalets.
"Crews were able to mop that up quite quickly," Mr Baxter said.
"The bush in the fire near the chalets has been burned, which means the fuel has been taken away."
A watch and act has been issued for the Hotham Heights and Dinner Plain areas, but all residents are believed to have evacuated earlier.
A watch and act warning is in place for Dargo and Omeo at the southern side of the Harrietville blaze that has so far burned around 15,000 hectares.