Three flare-ups in same area

THREE suspicious fires were lit in West Wodonga within hours yesterday.

Firefighters took 10 minutes to put out two small grass fires, one that was burning in a log, on nearby land next to a football oval on Emerald Avenue at 3.45pm.

The third fire burnt grass behind Wodonga Middle Years College in Silva Drive about 9pm.

Leading Sen-Constable Chris Grimmett said all three were being treated as suspicious.

He said passers-by told police a teenager was seen leaving the scene of the third fire.