Lethbridge, Alberta – Plume, 33, has been located. Police thank the public for their assistance.
Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a 33-year-old woman with arson in connection with a fire at a southside hotel.
On February 24, 2023 at approximately 1 a.m. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire alarm at the Holiday Inn located along the 2300 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South. Upon arrival, crews were directed to a fire located in a room on the third floor. A female – the lone occupant of the room – was transported to hospital. Crews contained the fire to the single room and while no one else was injured, a number of hotel occupants were displaced due to smoke and water damage. The building was significantly impacted by the activation of the sprinkler system with damages estimated at approximately $1,000,000. An LFES investigator determined the fire was caused by improper disposal of smoking materials.
The female was admitted to hospital for treatment of her injuries, but subsequently left later in the evening.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Kerissa Rikki Tyrell Plume, 33, who is charged with arson to property – disregard for human life and arson to the property of others. She is also facing additional charges of failing to comply with release order conditions.
Anyone with information on Plume’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 and reference file 23004291.
Lethbridge Police seeking dash cam video, anyone who was in the area prior to downtown hotel fire
Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police are asking anyone who may have dash cam footage or was in the area prior to the start of a suspicious fire that destroyed the Lethbridge Hotel to come forward.
At approximately 2:15 a.m. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services responded to a structure fire at the Lethbridge Hotel along the 200 block of 5 Street South. Upon arrival, crews observed visible flames from the upper levels and immediately began suppression efforts. The hotel sustained extensive damage and due to the instability of the building demolition has taken place.
Police are asking anyone who may have been driving in the area between 1:45 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. to check their dash cameras for activity in the vicinity of the hotel. Police are also seeking anyone who was walking in the area and may have observed people or activity around the hotel to come forward. Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to call police at 403-328-4444.
The fire is being treated as suspicious and the investigation is ongoing.
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