Firefighters are making progress against a major bushfire in Victoria's southwest.

About 40 trucks and several aircraft were at the scene of the blaze at Kentbruck, in the state's southwest, on Saturday.

The fire began in a pine plantation on Friday and has so far burned more than 2700 hectares in the Lower Glenelg National Park area.

No property is under threat, but smoke from the fire is visible several hundred kilometres away.

As the temperature cooled, Victorian firefighters made the most of conditions.

At Ensay in East Gippsland a blaze which burned out of control about 7km north of the town has been contained.

Crews will remain on site overnight, patrolling the fire edge and mopping up.

Temperatures on Saturday were much cooler than Friday, when the mercury peaked above 40C across much of the state.

 

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