Victoria Police have issued a warning to residents late Thursday night after three suspicious dumpster fires were reported this evening.
In a tweet, VicPD asked residents to secure their trash bins and to report any suspicious activity.
According to police, the fires occurred earlier this evening at Douglas and Johnson streets, in the 1000-block of Hillside Avenue and in the 700-block of Government Street.
There are no injures and the major crime detectives are currently investigating the fires.
Police said more information will be released in the morning, but are asking people to be vigilant.
Busy start to night shift. 3 suspicious dumpster fires: Johnson & Douglas, 1000 blk Hillside, 700-blk Government. No injuries. Major Crimes Unit detectives involved. Let's keep our eyes open, secure waste bins, & report suspicious activity. More info in am. #yyj #communitysafety
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) May 29, 2020
VicPD dealt with a similar situation earlier this month after a string of fires were lit in the James Bay area on May 15th.
Within a span of about 10 minutes, police were called to three suspicious fires. Those fires were also considered suspicious and remain under investigation.
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 or report anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.