Police call three downtown fires close to each other 'suspicious'

Hamilton police are looking for witnesses after there were three separate fires close to each other in the downtown area Saturday morning.

Police say the fires happened Saturday around 5 a.m.

Hamilton police are looking for witnesses after there were three separate fires close to each other in the downtown area Saturday morning. Police are calling the fires "suspicious." (CBC)

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.

The fire was extinguished and damage is estimated to be $5,000.

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