Fire out of control at Bridgewater

A man is being airlifted to hospital from Newbridge after suffering burns in a paddock fire.

The fire started shortly after 2pm and is still burning in Willies Road between Bridgewater and Newbridge.

Cfa crews are at the scene, with nine trucks working to control the blaze.

The 56-year-old man is believed to have suffered burns to 15 per cent of his body, including his face and hands.

He is expected to be flown to the Alfred Hospital.

A paramedic said he was in a stable condition.

Leading Senior Constable Don Jones said the fire was believed to have been sparked by farm machinery.

Plumes of smoke are still billowing from the paddock, clouding nearby roads.

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