Toronto man charged with 7 counts of arson
2 car fires, 1 bush fire reported near the Jane and Wilson area Sunday
Toronto police arrested a 30-year-old man on Sunday and charged him with seven counts of arson.
Police said it a release today that it is alleged that between Aug. 3 and Aug. 24 "several cars and discarded household furniture were intentionally set on fire in the area of Jane Street and Wilson Avenue as well as Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West in Toronto."
Sunday's incidents happened first at a house on Richard Clark Drive, near Jane Street and Wilson Avenue, at 1:48 a.m. Three fire trucks and 16 firefighters responded to a vehicle fire. The damage is estimated at $15,000.
Shortly after, another vehicle fire around the corner on Calais Avenue was reported. At 2 a.m. three firetrucks and 14 firefighters responded to the call. It is unclear what the cost of the damage is.
At 2:24 a.m., a fire truck and four firefighters responded to a bush fire, a block away on Canton Avenue. It was reported that someone was lighting a fire in the woods at the back of the house.
In addition to Sunday's fires, the man was also charged with five other counts of arson relating to fires that set on Aug, 10.
Three cars parked in driveways on different streets were set on fire. Police said in each case, something was placed under the car.
The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office have been notified for all incidents.
He will appear in court Aug. 25.