This dumpster behind Save On Foods grocery store in Saanich Plaza was set on fire early Saturday morning. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

This dumpster behind Save On Foods grocery store in Saanich Plaza was set on fire early Saturday morning. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Saanich Police investigate trio of suspicious fires

Arsonist hits area near Staples, Save-on-Foods in Saanich Friday and Saturday

Saanich Police responded to three fires between Friday night and Saturday morning in the core neigbhourhood of Saanich.

The first fire was reported at around 9 p.m. on Friday next to Staples office store on Tolmie Avenue. A chair was lit on fire between the building and a row of bushes.

VIDEO: Friday night fire outside Staples store in Saanich

Staff from Staples noticed the fire and were able to extinguish it before it damaged anything else, said Saanich Police Sgt. Julie Fast.

The second and third fires were set in dumpsters just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning. One was behind Save-on-Foods on Blanshard Street and the other across the street at 894 Vernon Ave.

Both fires were put out by Saanich Fire with damage contained to the dumpsters and not to any of the surrounding area.

Investigators are looking for anyone with information on who may have set these fires to contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

reporter@saanichnews.com