Fire burns out of control near Western Freeway at Windermere

UPDATE, 10.45am: The blaze has now been declared under control.

Fire units are expected to remain on scene for some time.

EARLIER, 10.10am: The Country Fire Authority has issued advice after a grassfire took off in Windermere, west of Ballarat.

At least seven units are currently tackling the blaze, which took off about 10.10am on Monday.

The fire started near the intersection of Blind Creek Road and the Western Freeway.

It is not yet under control.

The CFA has messaged the following message to people in the area.