Multiple fires sparked in Bendigo area

Firefighters were kept busy on Monday night, with three fires breaking out in the Bendigo area.

About 6.15pm, the CFA was called to a property at Sedgwick where a fire was burning in a small garden shed and about a quarter of an acre of grass.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Firefighters also attended an address in Morrison Street, Kangaroo Flat, where a retaining wall had caught alight.

Shortly before midnight, firefighters were called to a building fire at the northern end of Hopetoun Street in Bendigo.

The small building was well-alight when firefighters arrived.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and detectives from Bendigo’s crime investigation unit are looking into the incident.

An arson chemist has been sent to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

Hot conditions are forecast across central Victoria for Tuesday, with the fire danger high across most of the region.

A total fire ban is in place for the Mallee.