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Police investigate suspicious fire in Melbourne's west

Police are investigating a building fire that broke out in Melbourne's west that damaged two businesses, after the cause was deemed suspicious.

Emergency crews responded to an incident at a commercial property in Sunshine at about 4am on Saturday following reports of smoke coming from the building.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze, however there was significant damage to at least two shops inside that share a common roof space.

It's believed there was no one inside the building at the time, a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.

Fire Rescue Victoria says a crew found the building fully alight when they arrived on the scene

"The building has a common roof space and the fire had spread to surrounding shops," an FRV spokesperson said.

"The building has been significantly damaged, and firefighters will be on scene most of the day to monitor. There have been no reported injuries."

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria were also providing assistance.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers.