The hotel destroyed Wednesday morning was built in 1912. ((David Shield/CBC))

A fire in the small community of Leask, Sask., has destroyed the local hotel.

The fire started around 2:30 a.m. CST, according to people in the village of 200.

An RCMP constable at the scene confirmed that one person was able to get out without injury.


The hotel was a landmark on this corner on Leask's Main Street. ((Google Street View))

The hotel's owner told CBC News he was inside the building when the fire broke out, but was not sure how it started.

The fire spread rapidly through the wood-frame building, he said.

When RCMP arrived at around 2:43 a.m., the hotel was engulfed in flames.

The Leask and surrounding fire departments tried to put out the fire, but when the sun came up, all that was left was a pile of smoking rubble.

The hotel in Leask was almost a century old.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious. RCMP officers remained on the scene investigating Wednesday morning.

Leask is 81 kilometres southwest of Prince Albert.

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