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Bushfire Burning Out Of Control At French Island, Victoria

A fire is burning out-of-control on French Island at Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

An emergency warning - the highest alert level - has been issued for the blaze at Ridge Track, which is travelling south towards McLeods Road.

"Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay," the warning reads.

The bushfire at French Island. Image: Twitter

People in the area have been told it is safest to leave before conditions become too dangerous.

The bushfire is travelling in a westerly direction towards Mt Wellington Road, according to the latest advice distributed about 8.20 pm.

The road is expected to be impacted by the blaze by 10:30pm.

"Emergency services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay," the warning reads.

"You should leave and head in a southerly direction away from the fire."

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.

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