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Fire wrecks Regan Lounge just months after 'Bar Rescue' renovation

Posted at 7:38 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 14:42:49-04

Crews with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue are trying to figure out how a fire started inside a bar, just months after it was renovated on a popular reality TV show. 

The Regan Lounge on Nellis and Bonanza was recently featured on an episode of BarRescue, where it was completely renovated.  Now, the inside is gutted and the roof is gone because of the flames.

On the show, it was said that the bar was about $500,000 in debt, losing thousands of dollars every month in over-pouring.  

Fire crews are still trying to figure out how the fire started, and investigators are not ruling out arson, but they also have to make sure everything done on the show was cleared by the city. 

"We will be going to the city's building and safety department to make sure that permits were pulled and to see what kind of work was done on the building," says Tim Szymanski, with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.  

The fire at The Regan Lounge spread to a dental practice next door, which crews say suffered moderate damage.   

Nobody was hurt in the fire.