Friday, May 24, 2019

Victoria BC – Detectives from the VicPD Major Crime Unit are continuing their investigation into the suspicious fire at the site of the old Plaza Hotel.

On May 6th, a devastating fire occurred at 603 Pandora Avenue and from the early stages, VicPD officers have been working in concert with the Victoria Fire Department.  For more than a week, officers have been at the site examining the debris and, at this time, the care and control of the property has been handed over to the owners.  The investigation is ongoing and we continue to work with the Victoria Fire Department.  To protect the integrity of the investigation, no further details will be released about the search, or investigation.

Mike Draeger, the building caretaker, remains unaccounted for.

These types of investigations are lengthy and an appropriate amount of resources continues to be dedicated to investigating the origin of the fire.