Macedon Ranges police hunt firebug

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Macedon Ranges detectives are hunting a firebug believed to be responsible for a series of suspicious fires lit near Metcalfe, Rosewall and Elphinstone on Wednesday night.

A police spokeswoman said the grass fires were all ignited beside the Old Calder Highway, Taradale-Metcalfe Road and Malmsbury-Metcalfe Road around 10pm.

There were no injuries and no property damage was reported.

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit