The Vancouver Fire Department is warning people across the city to keep a sharp eye out for arsons.
The number of fires across the city double in the summer, to an average of about 500 a month.
And Vancouver Fire and Rescue Captain Brian Hutchinson says there’s been a sharp jump in arson fires in the month of April.
“We had 10 reportable fires in the month of April. While some are still under investigation, just over half were outdoor.”
He says residents should get rid of things like mattresses leaning up against garages and clean out laneways to discourage people from setting fires.