Police want to question two youths in relation to yesterday's Long Gully fire, believed to have been deliberately lit.
Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detective sergeant Colin Grenfell said two boys aged 10 to 14 were seen loitering in Crown land at the rear of houses in Holmes Road and in Comet Street.
The grass fire is believed to have been lit at 10.15am yesterday on Comet Street and the boys were seen about 10.45am.
It burnt 0.3 of a hectares of Crown land, including an empty paddock filled with mine shafts.
Detective Grenfell said police would like to hear from anyone else who may have seen the youths acting suspiciously.
If you have information, please call Crime Stoppers on: 1800-333-000.