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Man believed to have set 4 fires downtown: police

A Toronto police cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Police launched a public safety alert on Sunday evening, after at least three fires were set ablaze in the downtown core.

Two of the fires were sparked inside dumpsters, one at 255 Wellington Street West and another at 50 John Street.

A third fire was also reported at 400 Front Street West inside a care.

Officers say the reports came in a little before and after 6 p.m. and up to two other locations were also targeted.

They believe one suspect caused the fires and have described the alleged arsonist as a white male wearing dark pants, a baseball cap, blue bag and a grey jacket. He was also seen riding a white mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.