Nanaimo RCMP say they’ve been called to three suspicious fires in the last week, and have linked the person of interest with two of them.
The third fire was about a six minute walk away from the other two, leading police to probe whether it is connected.
The first two fires both occurred between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 3 on the grounds of John Barsby High School.
One fire destroyed a garden shed, while the second was under a nearby pedestrian bridge.
A witness was able to provide a description of someone seen near the shed fire as it started to smoulder, which police say matched a photo taken by firefighters of a person seen leaving the area of the second fire.
Police said the third fire happened overnight on Friday, April 9, when someone took a canvas car seat from the front porch of a home in the 700 block of Stirling Avenue, moved it to the back porch of a nearby home and set it alight.
The seat cover melted but the fire did not spread.
Investigators are looking for a Caucasian man with a slim build and long brown hair, wearing a blue ski jacket and track pants with a white stripe along the side.
Police say the man had a white scooter with him.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.