important facility in & # 39; Sanich B.C. for many of the best athletes of Canada is closed after the fire was intentionally set in the building from early Sunday morning.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the PISE facility will be closed for the day & # 39; today, 25 & # 39; November, 2018. Updates on when the building again & # 39; opening will be posted in due course. Thanks for understanding
Police say they arrested a man & # 39; Victoria & # 39; 30 years after the fire at the Pacific Institute for Excellence in Sport (PISE) and other buildings on the interurban campus & # 39; Camosun College adjacent called certificate for Building Center & # 39; Business and Access (CBA).
PISE provides facilities and programming for athletes & # 39; a high level but also to members of the community including children and young people.
"It is the home to many athletes & # 39; next class to train and work here", said Dan Wood, the deputy head of & # 39; operations for the Fire Department & # 39; Saanich.
The first firefighters responded to the fire at just PISE PT Sunday afternoon. Dealing switch them off completely, crews were alerted to another alarm from the other buildings. The firefighters found a small fire burning inside, and police arrested a suspect on the scene.
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Const. Matt Cawsey wrote in the release of several charges including break and enter, arson, theft and mischief are being recommended and the suspect remains & # 39; custody.
Wood said it appeared that someone had boxes of posters and panels from the lobby of the CBA building on fire.
The second fire was relatively small.
As the PISE, the damage was much more extensive. Area & # 39; reception was set on fire where there were computers, desk and chairs. There is smoke damage and water in PISE building and it is unclear when it will again & # 39; open.
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The set fires deliberately set on pursuing six other night & # 39; & # 39 Halloween in, an area covering Saanich and Victoria.
Wood says that the burning is no need offense.
"You know that is not only reckless and put our citizens and their properties in & # 39; risk, but also put our firefighters in & # 39; risk to respond to these", he said. "M & # 39; there is no reason for that kind of & # 39; behavior, is certainly dangerous."