Two suspicious fires within a day have the Comox Valley RCMP looking for a suspect.
An employee with the Ministry of Forests attended on two separate occasions to deal with fires on Spur 320 just off of Duncan Bay Main Logging Road near Forbidden Plateau.
The first incident occurred Aug. 20 around 10:30 p.m., involving a 14- to 16-foot fibreglass boat, possibly blue in color, fully engulfed in flames. Fire crews extinguished the fire.
Later that night or in the early-morning hours of Aug. 21, a couple of mattresses were lit on fire at he same location.
A male was seen in the area at the time of the first fire and police are seeking to identify him. He is described as Caucasian, with dirty blond, clean-cut hair, wearing a dark T-shirt and bluejeans. He was also carrying a large blue backpack with black straps and stated he was looking for his bicycle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
— Comox Valley RCMP