Nanaimo RCMP investigate string of portable toilet fires

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Police are investigating after four public portable toilets were reported set on fire in a four-hour window on Jan. 16.

Nanaimo RCMP believe the fires were set intentionally, according to a media release. A quick response by city and fire rescue crews ensured the fires did not spread and the units were not destroyed.

“It appears that several were most likely started by one person and that a vehicle or other means of transport was used,” said Const. Gary O’Brien.

Investigators have identified several people of interest, but no direct witnesses have come forward and no arrests have been made.

The locations of the fires are as follows:

-800 block of Old Victoria Road at 7:22 p.m.

-100 block of Wharf Street at 7:48 p.m.

-Bastion Street and Skinner Street (photo above) at 9:54 p.m.

-Terminal Avenue and Victoria Crescent at 11:55 p.m.

Anyone with information on the incidents can call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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