Suspicious fires near Licola

POLICE are currently investigating what appears to be two suspiciously lit fires 40 minutes north-west of Licola.

The fires, some 500 metres apart, appear to have been lit Saturday and Sunday night.

Police believe the separate incidents may be connected.

In a separate incident, German tourists were arrested and charged with accidentally starting a fire on Sunday, February 10.

One of them, a 19-year-old man, threw a lit cigarette butt out his car window, starting a fire at the north side of Marlay Point Rd, Marlay Point.

About 500 metres of scrub was burnt before fire services extinguished the blaze.