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Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with a series of suspicious fires in Saanich this month.

Saanich Police said they arrested Justin Dorey for allegedly starting five fires in total from December 6th to December 20th.

The series of small included a dumpster fire in an underground parking lot on Cedar Hill Cross Road while another was inside a residential building in the 1000 block of Cloverdale Avenue.

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“There have been no further fires reported in Saanich since December 20,” Cst. Markus Anastasiades said in a release. “While the motive for these fires is not clear at this time, we are very pleased to have this person in custody, as the randomness and frequency of these fires was very concerning to investigators.”

Dorey remains in custody and his court appearance is set for January 9th to face charges of arson.