After the 2003 fires, Mt Stirling. Photo: Tali Walker


Its been a wonderfully quiet summer so far in terms of bush fire across the alps. Lets hope it stays that way.

This report comes from ABC News.

An aerial water bomber is being used to control a fire near Mount Buller.

The DSE says smoke might be visible in nearby towns including Mirimbah, Mount Buller, Sawmill Settlement and Merrijig.

It is believed the fire started last night and may have been caused by lightning.

The CFA website reports the fire as being 5km SE of Sawmill Settlement, in the Round Hill area, of 2ha size, and under control as of this afternoon.