A fire broke out in the stairwell of a Ballarat supermarket last night.
Ballarat City Fire Station crews were called out to the Woolworths on Eastwood Street about 8pm, opening a door and fighting the blaze externally.
A witness said he saw smoke spewing from the top of the building before the fire was brought under control.
“Everyone stopped in the Little Bridge Street car park to look,” he said.
It’s believed investigators were looking into if the blaze had been deliberately lit.