Lightning sparks three High Country fires

LIGHTNING strikes are thought to be the cause of fires in the High Country.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning fire crews are responding to two fires about three to five kilometres north-east of Licola and a small fire the Alpine National Park about 28km north-west of Dargo.

As of Thursday morning, the fires were each about 0.5 hectares in size.

DELWP fire crews also responding to There was no threat to communities.

Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads.