Two teenagers arrested after series of fires in Kerang

Two teenage boys have been arrested following a series of three fires in Kerang overnight.

In the first incident local police saw two boys running down a street in the vicinity of a shed fire as they were heading to the Lilac Avenue scene just before midnight.

The shed and a car were destroyed by fire and the adjoining property found to be burgled.

Emergency services were then called to Wellington Street following reports two terrace houses appeared to be alight about 4am.

Swan Hill police patrolling the area at the time came across the two boys in a nearby street.

The pair ran off from police before they were arrested after a short foot pursuit.

The 14 and 19-year-old boys are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Police are also investigating whether the duo were also involved in a burglary at a disposals store in Victoria Street this morning.

No one was injured and each of the three fire damaged properties were unoccupied at the time.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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