Police call three downtown fires close to each other 'suspicious'
Police say the fires happened Saturday around 5 a.m.
Three downtown fires that happened in close proximity to each other Saturday morning are "suspicious," according to Hamilton police.
On Saturday around 5 a.m., police and the Hamilton Fire Department responded to three separate fire calls, all in the same area.
The first was at Shaw Street and Emerald Street. North. Both police and firefighters arrived to an alley to find an abandoned motor vehicle that had been on fire.
Police say the fire was out before the fire department arrived.
According to police, there weren't any reported injuries and the value of damage is unknown at this time.
Police say they were then called to 97 Aikman Avenue and found the back porch on fire.
They say the fire was put out by the fire department and there were no reported injuries. The value of damage is unknown at this time.
The third fire was at the rear of 42 Harvey Street, where police found a trailer on fire that had spread to a neighbouring shed.
HPS responded to three suspicious fires early this morning in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HamOnt?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HamOnt</a> at Shaw/Emerald St, Aikman Ave & Harvey St. If you have any information related to these incidents, pls contact 905-546-3817.—@HamiltonPolice
The Ontario Fire Marshall's Office has been notified and will be attending to investigate.
Police are now looking for witnesses.
Police are asking if you have any information that could assist with the investigation into this crime to contact Det. Const. Stan Larkin by (905) 546-3817.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online.