Fires break out in Melbourne's West

A grass fire has been contained in Melbourne's west.

Fire crews earlier battled a blaze in a paddock between industrial facilities at the intersection of Dohertys Road and Palmers Road in the Truganina/Laverton area.

The blaze was initially spotting, causing separate fires in several other areas with reports of flames jumping main roads near Laverton.

At 5PM, Eyewitness 'Slade' told Tom Elliott the fire was swirling like a tornado.

Residents have been warned to expect the smell of smoke throughout the evening.

Meanwhile, a large fire broke out in Quandong, a rural locality west of Werribee.

As of 6PM, the blaze was under control.


View From Channel Nine Chopper (Twitter/@JoHall9)


Smoke from Laverton Fire (Twitter/@Hamish67)


View from Wyndham Vale (Twitter/@psurp)



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