With severe and very high fire danger conditions experienced across parts of the state on Monday for the first time this bushfire season, firefighters responded to two separate bushfires at Ouse and Broadmarsh.
A regional operations centre, incident management team and strike teams were pre-positioned to respond as blazes struck up.
A bushfire at Catagunya Road at Ouse burnt through more than 16 hectares, brought under control by multiple crews, and a fire at Andersons Road at Broadmarsh impacted approximately six hectares of land.
Regional fire controller Phil Smith said quick responses by fire crews and aircraft meant the fires were able to be brought under control.
"We have been able to manage and suppress a couple of small bushfires with quick responses," Mr Smith said.
"The risk of bushfires remains into the weeks and months ahead.
Conditions began easing Monday evening, allowing crews to contain and monitor the fires.
Southern regional chief Ian Bounds said public support of, and compliance with the total fire ban was "great to see", and called for vigilance in coming days.
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