Critical firefighting equipment has been stolen from a CFA unit in country Victoria as the bushfire season hots up.
Police have released a security camera photo of a man wanted for questioning over a string of thefts from a CFA shed in Homewood, north of Melbourne, over the Christmas period.
It is thought the same man forced entry to the CFA shed three times, from December 23 - 26.
Two chainsaws, a water pump, a 4WD recovery kit and the keys to a CFA vehicle were stolen.
"Investigators are keen to hear from anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the burglaries," according to a Victoria Police statement.