The Vancouver Police Department are investigating a series of 12 suspicious fires that happened late Thursday night and early Friday morning in downtown Vancouver.
Around midnight, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and police responded to a suspicious fire, believed to have been deliberately set in a garbage bin, in the 400 block of Granville Street.
This was the first of several fires set in the area, including the following:
Police began collecting and reviewing video from nearby businesses. The image of a person of interest was found on surveillance video and was shared with other officers.
Shortly after 1:30 this morning, a male person-of-intest in the Hudson’s Bay fire was arrested at Robson and Seymour Street.
Arson investigators are now conducting investigations into the remaining fires to see if they are linked to the fire at Hudson’s Bay.
Featured photo by Kenny Louie.