Victorian firefighters are spending the weekend trying to contain an alpine region bushfire before hotter weather returns.
The Harrietville blaze once threatened Hotham Heights, Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain, about 400 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, but cooler conditions resulted in the warning being downgraded.
The blaze is no longer threatening communities, although scattered showers hampered firefighting efforts with waterbombing aircraft grounded due to poor weather until this afternoon.
Fire trucks have also been prevented from getting closer to the bushfire because the rain has made tracks too muddy and slippery.
The bushfire has been burning since January 21.