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PHOTOS: Fire claims a shed, bales north of Regina

Regina fire crews helped contain a grass fire about 10 kms north of the city Tuesday afternoon.

Bales, grassland, and one shed went up in flames by a farmhouse just off of highway 6.

Luckily, strong winds blew the smoke and flames south, and away from a farmhouse just meters away. Nobody was injured.

Fire investigators suspect two kids in Saskatoon fires

Saskatoon police believe two children may be behind two fires on Saskatoon’s west side Monday night.

The fire department responded to a call on Avenue T South around 8 p.m. last night.

A fence and a storage building went up in flames in an alley.

Fire crews put the fire out within 10 minutes. But by then, a second blaze had started up just metres away.

The second fire was in a garage. It took about 15 minutes to get that one under control. Damage for the two fires combined is approximately $17,000.

Drug charges following Regina house explosion in Cathedral

An explosion rocked a house in Regina’s Cathedral neighbourhood on Monday night resulting in three young men being sent to hospital and a woman facing drug charges.

Two of those men are still in the hospital.

The woman facing charges is a 19-year-old who arrived on the scene after the explosion. The Regina Police Service says its investigation into her connection to the explosion is what led to the charges.

Fire crews converge on salvage lot

A fire in Saskatoon’s west side engulfed six cars, luckily they were salvage cars.

“We don’t know what started it. We have our investigators looking at it right now,” said Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services Captain Mark Ramage.

“There was just a lot of smoke, not structures involved and it looked worse than it was.”

Residents on the east side of the river saw block smoking billowing from the scene, and Ramage said is because of the contents that remained in the salvage cars.

UPDATE: Grass fire under control west of Regina

Some grass fields near Grand Coulee are blackened after a blaze that started Monday afternoon.

Jim Pratt, assistant fire chief for the village, believes a passing train may have sparked the fire, which was quickly brought under control.  Charred earth along the track would support that theory, however, it has not been confirmed. 

PHOTOS: Dumpster fire spreads to hotel in downtown Regina

A downtown Regina hotel suffered some significant damage Sunday morning.

A call was placed to 911 around 5:45 a.m. to report a dumpster fire at the back of the building. Gary Atkins and his wife were sound asleep when the fire alarm went off. They assumed it was a false alarm at first.

"We thought it was probably just a false alarm and grabbed our camera and our dogs," he explained while pacing Osler Street outside the hotel, still in his pajamas with his wife still wearing the bath robe she had put on when they were evacuated.

House fire in Regina put out after neighbour's quick thinking

A pot of water wasn't enough to put out a house fire just a few blocks from Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Cameron Dodman was sitting at home when children knocked on his door asking for help because a fire had started on the second floor of the house just next to his.

"The floor was on fire and stuff, and they (flames) were shooting out of the bedrrom," he said.

Dodman ran in and pulled a little girl away from the stairs and carried her out of the house.

Fire department called to grass fire in north Regina

The smoke in the sky above north Regina has now dissipated.

City fire crews were called out around 4 p.m. Friday after a huge grass fire was spotted near highway six, just north of the city.

The fire department's Gerard Kay says it happened along a set of rail way tracks that run between Evraz steel plant and the co-op upgrader. Kay says a CP train did come along that way minutes before, but that they can't confirm that it was the train that caused the fire.

PHOTOS: Three homes destroyed after fire in Saskatoon

About 10 people from four homes have been displaced after a massive fire ripped through the homes in Saskatoon’s east end Friday morning.

Three homes were destroyed by the fire and a fourth is covered in smoke and water.

Neighbours said they heard pops from explosions and then saw flames around 3 a.m. in the city’s Wildwood neighbourhood.

An update from Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services shows that the blaze started in the garage of 603-415 Heritage Crescent. Officials said some sort of malfunction in the vehicle sparked a flame.

Updated: Three-storey building goes up in flames in Saskatoon

The fire at an apartment building at the corner of 8th Street and McKercher Drive is out, but what caused it is still a mystery.

Assistant Fire Chief Glenn Ledray said the call came in at 6:58 a.m. Thursday morning and crews responded within two minutes.

"The original call came from the suite where the fire started on the third floor of the building," he said.

Ledray credits a fire wall halfway through the building and the quick response from fire crews for this fire not getting much worse.

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