Police said Saturday they are investigating a suspected case of serial arson after seven fires were reported in the space of four hours in Tokyo.
Reports of the blazes came in from the capital’s Kita Ward between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, TV Asahi reported. A futon was set on fire in Iwabuchi. Then the driver’s seat of a nearby truck was sety on fire. At around 5 p.m., another fire in a residential area spread to around 300 square meters and injured three. In total, emergency workers believe there were at least seven different fires in the vicinity.
Police say they suspect the incidents were the work of a serial arsonist.