Tankers from Wallan, Wandong, Broadford, Clonbinane and Kilmore attended the fire alongside a helicopter.

Fire-fighters have brought a small grass fire under control behind Kilmore Caravan Park this morning.

The fire, which started just after 11am, travelled in a northerly direction towards Willowmavin Road.

Fire-fighters from Kilmore, Wandong, Wallan, Broadford and Clonbinane fire brigades attended the fire.

The grass fire came within metres of nearby residents’ homes.

A fire-fighting helicopter also attended, and police were also on scene.

The Country Fire Authority issued an advice message at 11.30am warning people that the fire was not yet under control.

A CFA spokeswoman said the fire was not yet under control but the perimeter was contained.

The fire attracted interested on-lookers from nearby homes and businesses.

UPDATE – COMMANDER TIM MCKERN

Seymour District 12 Headquarters commander Tim McKern said the fire was deemed suspicious and investigators were on scene.

“Given the weather coming up in this week, fires have the potential to do significant damage,” Mr McKern said.

“We encourage people to vigilant and if they see anything suspicious to call the police.

“All of our emergency services work towards a goal of keeping the community safe and our units all work well together.”