No end in sight

FIRE continues to plague Gippsland, with no end in sight.

As firefighters battled the huge Aberfeldy-Donnellys fire and the Harrietville-Alpine north and south fires, crews were also called to a suspicious fire at Marlay Point on Sunday.

The fire burnt about four hectares on the Clydebank-Marlay Point Rd on Sunday, ground crews and helicopter support quickly bringing it under control.

Police have interviewed a 25-year-old German backpacker and his female companion in relation to that fire.

An accident near Dargo on Sunday night involving a fire truck provided more headaches for emergency services.

One firefighter was airlifted to hospital, while other crew members were reportedly unharmed.

Meanwhile, Aberfeldy-Donnellys fire has raged through about 82,500 hectares from Aberfeldy, north-east of the Thomson Dam, to areas of public and private land north and west of Heyfield.

Aberfeldy fire being controlled

Good backburning on Friday protected the Wollangarra Outdoor Education Centre.

Outdoor education centre protected

The Harrietville-Alpine fire remains active in the Dargo River valley area north of Dargo, with moist and cooler weather resulting in decreased fire activity.

The Harrietville-Alpine South fire is about 7020 hectares, and is not yet under control.

Alpine fire remains active