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Police investigate extensive St Arnaud fire

Northern Grampians Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire which destroyed thousands of bales of hay and storage sheds in St Arnaud on Sunday, April 11.

Emergency services were called to Charlton-St Arnaud Road about 7.30am where the blaze had taken hold of the hay.

The fire destroyed approximately 8500 bales of hay valued at approximately

$1 million and caused approximately $2 million of damage to the storage sheds.

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The fire is expected to smoulder for several days.

Arson chemists and detectives are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at