POLICE have been told someone threw something at a residence shortly before it was engulfed in flames.
Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating following the suspicious fire in Golden Square last night
Investigators have been told a vehicle stopped outside the Kirby Street Unit about 6.40pm.
It is believed the occupant of the car threw something at the unit. No one was at the residence at the time and no injuries have been reported to police.
The investigation is ongoing, anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Fire crews have cleared the scene of a unit fire in Golden Square.
Golden Square CFA captain Bryan Greenwood said crews from Golden Square an Fire Station 73 in Bendigo arrived on scene just after 7.30pm.
(CFA) and Fire Rescue Victoria crews arrived on scene to find the unit fully alight and began to extinguish the fire and do primary and secondary searches of building," Captain Greenwood said.
"No one was found inside which is good.
"At this stage I can't comment on the cause of fire but looks suspicious. No one was home.
"Victoria Police (has contacted) the arson unit who will arrive tomorrow to investigate the cause."
The fire has been brought under control.
Police are talking to neighbouring residents and some of the fire crews are packing up.
A fire has broken out in the Bendigo suburb of Golden Square.
Firefighters were called to a group of units on Kirby Street about 7.30pm.
Fire Rescue Victoria says the flames are not yet under control.
One unit is badly damaged, and crews are checking whether the fire has spread to a second building.
A large amount of smoke has been coming from the scene.
Kirby Street has been closed to traffic.
Several fire crews are on scene.
More to come.
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