A fire heavily damaged a vacant hotel in The Pas on Sunday morning, resulting in an 18-year-old facing two counts of arson charges.
The New Hawaiian Restaurant was fully engulfed when emergency crews arrived on Fischer Avenue at around 9 a.m.
One of two apartment suites above the restaurant was occupied, but no injuries were reported.
Skywalker Castel, 18, from Pukatawagan, has also been charged with mischief over $5000. Castel has been released pending a court date.
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