Three men who allegedly lit around 40 fires near Bendigo and in the Campaspe region during this year's bushfire season have been arrested.
Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives said the fires were lit between November last year and March 27 this year.
Police arrested the three men on Friday night, shortly after two fires were reported in the towns of Bolinda, 55km north of Melbourne's CBD, and Toobarac.
The three men arrested were a 36-year-old man from Huntly, a 38-year-old man from Huntly and a 32-year-old Long Gully man. No charges have been laid.
The trio appeared before an out-of-sessions court in Bendigo on Saturday, and have been remanded to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates Court on Monday.
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