It will be up to Youngstown's prosecutor if a recent arson in the city will be investigated as a hate crime.

The owner of Fyrst Lounge on Steel Street says a racial slur was spray-painted on the building after the fire there, and they've had problems in the past that were racially motivated.

The fire broke out early Monday morning.

The owner says they hope to open back up by mid-November

No one was hurt.