UPDATED: Man seen setting fires near parks and schools

Toronto Police are on the hunt for a fire bug.

They believe the same man is responsible for a string of fires near parks and schools Wednesday.

Seven fires were set over four hours in the Jane and Finch area.

It lead to some scary moments for students and staff at Driftwood Public School.

The vice principal tells NEWSTALK 1010 that students were outside for an activity day when the fires started. Flames could be seen shooting up in the air as teachers hustled terrified children inside.

Police say the suspect was seen riding around on a motorcycle. He's described as an older man with white hair. He was wearing a dark blue sweater and a baseball cap.