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Out-of-control fire breaks out at Melbourne aged care facility

A fire has broken out at a Melbourne aged care facility in Cranbourne East. Source: Seven

A fire broke out at an aged care facility in Cranbourne East, in Melbourne's south-east, on Wednesday afternoon.

An out-of-control fire broke out at an aged care facility in Cranbourne East, in Melbourne's south-east, just after 1pm Wednesday.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed to SBS News the incident was happening on Berwick-Cranbourne Road.

The fire started in the main building of the Blue Hills Village, the nursing home was evacuated and all residents are accounted for.

Nearby residents are urged to shut doors, close windows and avoid smoke.

The fire was no threat to the community but residents were advised to stay informed and monitor conditions.

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