A bench on a downtown walking trail caught fire on Thursday evening and the fire department said the most likely cause was a discarded cigarette butt.
The fire started initially after a small pile of dried leaves under the bench caught alight, the Guelph Fire Department said on Friday morning.
They quickly attended the fire and put it out. There were no injuries reported from this incident.
The fire department did not disclose which walking trail the fire took place on.
Separately, police said that on Thursday a bicycle and other items were stolen from a garage.
The theft took place at a residential property in the east end, police said Friday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police and the service reminded the public to “be vigilant” in locking all of their property.