An emergency warning has been issued for an out-of-control bushfire in Victoria’s north-east.
Country Fire Authority duty officer Adrian Gutsche said a fire started at Gentle Road in Tangambalanga, south of Wodonga, about midday (local time) and moved eastwards.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage.
By 2.30pm, the fire had burned up to Gundowring Road and was “approximately 150 hectares”, Mr Gutsche added.
He said about 120 firefighters, 30 vehicles and four aircraft were fighting the blaze.
“We don’t have a quantity, but there’s a few isolated farming properties in those areas,” he said.
“[It is] rolling hills, grassland-type country towards Red Bluff.”
Residents at Kiewa, Tangambalanga and Red Bluff were told to shelter indoors immediately and were warned it was too late to leave.
People sheltering inside were told to close all exterior doors, windows and vents and turn off cooling systems.