UPDATE, 3.10pm: The fire is contained on all sides with fire crews now blacking out.
A Macedon Shire grader is on scene assisting crews. Victoria Police is also on scene.
The Helitack is no longer required at Edgecombe. A CFA spokeswoman said it has taken aerial photos of the scene and is returning to Ballarat.
UPDATE, 2.46pm: Vic Emergency have issued advice for people in the vicinity of Edgecombe and Kyneton.
Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads with the fire is travelling in a southerly direction.
The next update is expected at 4.30pm. The current warning reads:
"There is currently no threat to you, but you should stay informed and monitor conditions.
What you should do:
Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
Impacts in your area:
Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads.
If you can smell smoke, please note:
Smoke can affect people's health.
People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
If you cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.
Use multiple sources to stay informed:
VicEmergency Hotline - freecall 1800 226 226.
Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires).
Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline."
EARLIER: Eight Country Fire Authority vehicles are working to control a grass and scrub fire at Edgecombe.
The fire in Bark Lane is almost five hectares in size and was reported at 1.42pm.
Crews from Kyneton, Malmsbury, Newham, Taradale, Carlsruhe, Lancefield, Langley Barfold, Tylden and Woodend responded to the call out.
A CFA spokeswoman confirmed that air support is en route with a Helitack travelling from Ballarat.
"Crews expect to control the fire in half an hour and no buildings are under threat," she said.
"Crews have also requested a grader from the Macedon Shire to create a barrier around the fire. That will arrive within the hour."
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