Man charged over grass fires

A man charged over the alleged sabotage of a railway siding in Hurstbridge will also face court in relation to four grass fires lit near Taradale and Malmsbury in December last year.

The Waterford Park man, 27, was arrested after transit crime detectives and the arson squad raided a house about 11.45am on Saturday.

The man was charged on Sunday with more than 25 arson and sabotage offences, including the blazes lit near Taradale and Malmsbury from 10.20pm on December 9.

He was scheduled to face an out of sessions court hearing on Sunday.