POLICE are investigating a suspicious fire that caused half a million dollars damage in Belmont this morning.
A spokeswoman for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said they received a 000 call at 2.12am about a fire near Belmont Forum, just off Belmont Avenue.
It took around 60 firefighters from 15 appliances to control the fire, which was eventually contained at 2.44am.
DFES said about $500,000 in damage was caused, and the blaze was suspicious.
The street was closed around Belmont Grocery and Belmont Kebabs while police operations were underway today.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.