Lethbridge woman going to trial for hotel fire

A Lethbridge woman who is accused of setting fire to the Mayor Magrath Holiday Inn Hotel back in February has elected to be tried without a preliminary inquiry.

Kerissa Rikki Plume faces various charges including arson causing damage to property and three charges of failing to comply with release conditions.

Firefighters were called to a third floor fire in the hotel to help contain the blaze earlier this year. One woman was taken to hospital.

Police say the hotel sustained around a million dollars in damage. Investigators found that the fire was caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials.

The case has been adjourned to October 23rd. Plume also has an additional charge of breach of probation which was adjourned to October 10th.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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