UPDATED – Emergency personnel have been called out to a diesel spill on one of Ballarat’s busiest intersections.

The alarm was raised at the corner of Mair and Humffray streets just after 9pm (Sunday).

An estimated 500-litres of fuel from a prime mover had spilled over two lanes and at least five CFA and SES vehicles had been called in to help lean up.

Mair and Humffray streets were blocked for at least two hours afterwards.

The Bakery Hill intersection is on a steep slope and it is understood some of the flammable liquid may have ended up in stormwater drains. Firefighters were able to stop the flow.

Police also attended. The EPA, City of Ballarat and Central Highlands Water have been notified.


Police have been called after a stolen car was found on fire behind a Mt Clear supermarket in Ballarat’s south.

The CFA was called just before 1am Monday.

Three fire trucks spent half an hour at the scene.

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