A MAN has been arrested over the grassfire which threatened the Northern Hospital, homes and industries in Epping and surrounding areas yesterday.

from Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit arrested a 48-year-old Geelong
man today over the fire and expect to charge him on summons over
alleged offences under CFA Act for “recklessly causing a bushfire”.

Police said the fire, which started about 2pm in Donnybrook Road, Kalkallo, burnt several hundred hectares of land.

Police urged witnesses or those who had suffered property loss or damage to contact Whittlesea CIU on 9407 3333 or  Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.