An arson has been launched following fire at popular Claremont business Dino's Pizza in the early hours of this morning.
Police and Tasmania Fire Service were called at 1am to a fire at Dino’s Pizza located at the Wyndham Road shopping complex, Claremont.
Upon arrival fire crews from Glenorchy, Claremont and Bridgewater found smoke coming from inside the pizza shop, flames were visible through the shopfront windows.
Firefighters gained entry to the building through the front window and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.
Once the smoke had cleared it became evident that the fire had originated from the counter area of the shop and caused approximately $230,000 damage was caused.
Collaborative Investigations between the Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Police will be undertaken this morning but they are treating this incident as deliberate.
The business was unattended at the time of the fire and is extensively damaged.
Police would like to hear from any members of the public who may have heard or seen any persons or suspicious vehicles in the area at the time.
Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au, or by contacting Detective EAVES, Glenorchy CIB on 6173 2777.