Police have revealed that a vacant Ballan home reported on fire on Saturday night showed signs of forced entry and a deliberately lit fire.

The blaze was reported at 9.05pm and Ballan CFA volunteers had it out within three minutes of arrival.

Bacchus Marsh CIU detectives said the house – on the corner of Stead and Steiglitz streets – suffered minor damage.

The property was fenced off today (Monday). Windows were broken and the roof had smoke damage.

Broken windows on the vacant home

Anyone with further information should call Bacchus Marsh Police on 5366 4500 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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