Blaze at downtown strip club likely arson: fire crews
Fire crews say a blaze at Barbarellas Strip Club was likely arson Monday, January 16, 2012.
A blaze at a downtown Ottawa strip club was likely the work of an arsonist, according to Ottawa fire investigators.
Fire crews were called to Barbarella's Cabaret on Queen Street near Lyon Street around 4:30 a.m. after reports of a fire in the foyer of the club.
Queen Street between Lyon and Bay streets was closed for a short time as crews battled the blaze.
Investigators say they found a sledgehammer and gas cans at the scene.
Damage estimates are not yet known.