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Fire officials now investigating ten suspicious fires in Waterloo

They happened between September 21 and October 27
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A series of suspicious fires in Waterloo under investigation grows to ten, according to Waterloo Fire.

Originally, Regional Police had said they were investigating six fires that may have been connected to each other, but that number was confined to the month of October.

Waterloo's Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Schubert says they---alongside police and the Ontario Fire Marshall's office---have now expanded the investigation to include fires dating back to September 21.

No word on if or how these fires all connected, just they all took place in Waterloo. Very few details are available at this time.

"Collectively of the series of ten incidents, there is a number of carports, a detached garage, and also combustibles and refuse in a recycling bin," he said.

The most recent incident was a trailer fire on Tuesday at the Kraus Flooring training centre on Northfield Drive.

Two other fires in the month of October included two garage fires (one on Lester Street, another on Columbia Street), and a fire at a residence on Amos Avenue.

"At this time, we're asking the public to be vigilant to ensure that combustible material around their property is either secured or properly disposed of, and we're also asking that if they do note any suspicious activity that they do contact police immediately," Schubert said.

You can see a full timeline below:

- On September 21, 2020, a fire was reported in the area of  Keats Way and Erbsville Road

- On September 21, 2020, a fire was also reported in the area of  Northlake Drive and Conservation Drive.

- On September 23, 2020, a fire was reported in the area of Columbia Street West and Fischer-Hallman Boulevard.

- On September 29, 2020, a fire was reported in the area of Gatestone Boulevard and Barrington Place.

- On October 3, 2020, at approximately 2:55 a.m., a fire was reported in the area of Erb Street West.

- On October 10, 2020, at approximately midnight, a fire was reported in the area of Amos Avenue.

- On October 15, 2020, at approximately midnight, a fire was reported in the area of Regina Street.

- On October 20, 2020, at approximately 9 a.m., a fire was reported on Columbia Street West.

- On October 26, 2020, at approximately 6:50 a.m., a fire was reported on Lester Street.

- On October 27, 2020, at approximately 2:10 p.m., a fire was reported on Northfield Drive.

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