RCMP say a suspect has been arrested following a series of arsons in North Vancouver last week.
The first of five suspected arsons that occurred on Thursday saw a newspaper box on Lonsdale Ave and 14th St. set on fire at 12:50 a.m. RCMP say they hope to identify three people who helped extinguish the flames.
A nearby garbage can was set ablaze five minutes later.
Downtown Nanaimo struggles with arson spree
At 5:30 p.m., a dumpster fire was discovered in an alley west of Lonsdale Ave. between West 1st St. and West 2nd St., police said. A second dumpster located in an underground parkade at 150 W. Esplanade was set on fire 30 minutes later.
Forty-five minutes later, an air conditioner unit outside a building at 123 Carrie Cates Court was set ablaze. Police arrested a male suspect near the site of that fire.
No one was injured as a result of the fires, police said.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage related to the fires is asked to contact North Vancouver RCMP.
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