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Emergency fire warning: Residents in four towns north of Melbourne told it’s too late to leave

Residents in the townships of Lancefield, Newham, Pastoria and Pipers Creek, near Kyneton, north of Melbourne have been told it is too late to leave as a large bushfire burns out of control.

An emergency warning was issued for the small communities about 9.30pm on Sunday, replacing an earlier watch and act alert.

  • Rachel Wells
  • The Age

Emergency services were first alerted to the fire, which started near the Cobaw Ranges, at 6.30pm. The out of control fire is currently burning at Baynton Road, Pastoria and travelling towards Pipers Creek.

“This fire is threatening homes and lives,” the emergency warning states.

“The safest option is to…

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