An early morning fire destroyed the structure at 2197 Otter Point, a building most recently used to house the homeless during the Pandemic.
The building was previously known as Mulligans and Windjammer once served as the clubhouse for the golf course in the area now known as the John Phillips Memorial Park (JPMP), though it should be noted that the structure is on non-park land.
According to CTV News, the fire has been deemed suspicious, as the house was vacant at the time of the fire. Blackpress is reporting that one firefighter was injured (non-life-threatening) while fighting the blaze.
The building is clearly gutted.
In the afternoon, the demolition had begun.
In other news:
From Social Media
Fire guts former Mulligan’s restaurant in Sooke https://t.co/b5YgnkzD5n
— Times Colonist (@timescolonist) October 13, 2021
A massive fire that tore through a commercial building in Sooke on Wednesday morning has been deemed suspicious. https://t.co/GXLrMPNoEN
— CTV News Vancouver Island (@CTVNewsVI) October 13, 2021
Firefighter injured as suspicious fire erupts in Sooke building set for demolition https://t.co/fWTrNhHzjg
— Cowichan Citizen (@CowichanCitizen) October 13, 2021
Sooke Fire is on the scene of a structure fire at 2197 Otter Point Road. Please avoid the area. #Sooke
— SookeCa (@SookeCa) October 13, 2021