(Photo by Bruce Dean, Humans of Beacon Hill Park/Flickr)

Victoria Police have arrested one man after he was seen setting fire to the tent of a camper at Beacon Hill Park.

Police say they were called to the park at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday for reports that a man had started a fire in a tent.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

Police say no one was injured and there was minimal damage caused by the flames.

VicPD says the man who was reported to have started the fire had left the area before they arrived.

After investigating, officers identified the man as the subject of an unendorsed warrant for breach of probation, and was prohibited from being found within any City of Victoria park.

He was banned from Victoria parks after threatening a woman at Beacon Hill Park back in July. At that time, he was arrested and released on conditions, including a no-go to any park in the City of Victoria.

This time, a few hours after he set fire to the tent, police say the man was arrested at around 12:30 p.m. in the 1000-block of Sutlej Street.

He was transported to cells where he was held for court.

This is the second time in two days in which a suspicious fire broke out at Beacon Hill Park.

In the first incident, a camp resident was injured while putting out a fire that he says was set deliberately by a person who uttered anti-homeless threats earlier that day.

 

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