POLICE are investigating a small grass fire in Warrnambool.
Police said the fire at Bromfield Street was deliberately lit and a child was assisting them with their inquiries.
Warrnambool CFA Senior Station Officer Robert Howell said an area of about 10 metres by 15 metres was burnt.
He said a tanker and an aerial pumper attended the incident with eight crew and the fire was put out in a couple of minutes.
Police and Warrnambool CFA members were called to the incident at 1.15pm on Wednesday.