A fire has been burning out-of-control on French Island at Western Port in southern Victoria.
The blaze comes ahead of a day where rain is expected to hit some fire-ravaged areas in the state's central and eastern regions.
An emergency warning - the highest alert level - was issued about 4:30pm for the fire at French Island's Ridge Track, before being downgraded to advice level about six hours later.
People in the area had been told it was safest to leave before conditions became too dangerous.
The bushfire was travelling in a westerly direction towards Mt Wellington Road, according to advice distributed about 8:20pm.
The alert was downgraded to advice level before 10:30pm, although the fire wasn't yet under control and was travelling south towards McLeods Road.
"You should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions," the warning read.
The island had a population of 119 at the time of the 2016 Census, but tourists can access it using a 30-minute passenger ferry.
Authorities earlier downgraded emergency warnings in Victoria's alpine region despite difficult fire conditions overnight.
There were 16 still raging in Victoria late on Saturday night, predominantly in the East Gippsland and the northeastern alpine regions.
Storms are expected to develop in Victoria's central and eastern regions on Sunday, bringing rain and high moisture levels to some fire areas, particularly the alpine region.
But Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Michael Efron said intense rainfall may not be all good news for fire-ravaged landscapes.
"Rainfall runoff can actually contain a lot of debris and that could get washed into waterways and across roads as well, so at the same time increasing the risk of landslides," he told AAP.
In East Gippsland, a trio of AFL players ran a free football clinic on Saturday to give local children something to smile about.
Port Adelaide players Robbie Gray and Travis Boak flew to Victoria for the clinic in Paynesville on Saturday, where they were also flanked by the Western Bulldogs' Marcus Bontempelli.
The Victorian firefighting effort has also received more international support.
Incident management specialists from the US and Canada arriving at Melbourne Airport on Saturday ahead of being deployed to fires in the northeast and East Gippsland.
Also arriving from the US was the first of four large air tankers, which are set to be positioned strategically around the country over the next 50 days.
A contingent of 54 personnel from the Fiji Military Force arrived in Melbourne on Saturday evening to start induction training before being deployed to East Gippsland, where a group from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force is already at work.
So far the blazes have burnt through more than 1.5 million hectares, 387 residential homes and 602 non-residential buildings.
Five men have also died during the fires.
Australian Associated Press