Emergency services say a small fire near Bendigo on Thursday was deliberately lit.
Police and Country Fire Authority members attended the scene of a two-metre fire beside bike tracks on The Boulevard, White Hills, just before 4pm on Monday.
The blaze was called in by passers-by and quickly extinguished.
A CFA spokesperson said still conditions and recent wet weather meant the fire did not cause as much damage as it might have in warmer months.
Police were assisted by a number of primary school-aged children at the scene and will file a fire report.