Saskatchewan

Investigators say fire at Gaslight Tattoo in Regina was deliberate

A fire at a downtown tattoo parlour in Regina on Monday morning was deliberately lit, according to investigators from the Regina fire department.

Crews were called to the fire at Gaslight Tattoo just before 1:30 a.m CST on Monday

The Regina Fire Department posted this photo on Twitter from the scene of a building fire at 1311 Saskatchewan Dr. (Regina Fire Department/Twitter)

A fire at a downtown tattoo parlour in Regina on Monday morning was deliberately lit, according to investigators from the Regina fire department.

It happened at Gaslight Tattoo, located at 1311 Saskatchewan Dr., and was reported just before 1:30 a.m. CST on Monday morning. 

When firefighters arrived, fire conditions in the building structure were "substantial" and crews launched an aggressive fight to extinguish the flames. 

Nobody was inside during the fire but it appears to have destroyed the building, according to Regina fire marshall Randy Ryba. 

"The damage is extensive and I suspect the building is a total loss," said Ryba, in an email from the City of Regina. 

An investigation by Regina Fire and Protective Service concluded that the fire was deliberately set. The investigation has been turned over to Regina Police.

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