RCMP are investigating after four portable toilets were set alight in one night in downtown Nanaimo last week. (Photo submitted)

RCMP are investigating after four portable toilets were set alight in one night in downtown Nanaimo last week. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP investigating after four port-a-potties set fire in one night

Incidents happened downtown last week

Police are investigating after several portable toilets were set on fire in downtown in Nanaimo last week.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, four port-a-potties were deliberately set on fire during a four-hour span on Jan. 16.

The fires were reported at 7:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Old Victoria Road, 7:50 p.m. in the 100 block of Wharf Street, 9:50 p.m. at the Bastion and Skinner streets intersection and 11:55 p.m. at Terminal Avenue and Victoria Crescent.

“It appears that several fires were most likely started by one person and that a vehicle or other means of transport was used,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in the press release.

Investigators have identified several people of interest, but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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