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Valley Ford in Hague re-opens Monday

The Valley Ford dealership in Hague appears to be a total loss after it went up in flames earlier this week.

But general manager Kevin Adams said they have decided to rebuild.

"As of right now, yes, we're rebuilding on our current location," Adams said in an interview with News Talk Radio. "None of us have ever had to experience anything like this so there's a lot of things that have to be done and planning on how to move forward."

Valley Ford dealership in Hague "gutted" by flames

There is clean up at a car dealership in Hague Thursday morning after an intense fire.

The Valley Ford dealership went up in flames at around 6 p.m. Wedneday night. Within two hours, the inside was completely gutted.

"We thought we had it under control and then it got into the ceiling," said Hague Fire Chief Jim Heinbigner.

"We knew we couldn't handle it ourselves, so we ended up calling Rosthern. From there were called Laird with the tanker. And then I called Warman to come with their tanker and also their pumper," added Heinbiger.

Shed and garage fire causes damage in Pacific Heights neighbourhood

Fire investigators are working in Saskatoon's Pacific Heights neighbourhood to figure out what started a fire Tuesday morning.

At 8:57 a.m. Tuesday morning, crews we called to 234 Michener Place in the Pacific Heights neighbourhood and found a shed on fire beside a detached garage, with the fire spreading to the garage.

Crews put out the blaze in a few minutes and no homes in the area were damaged.

No one was hurt and damage of the shed and garage is estimated at $30,000.

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Early morning fire in Regina

A fire was called in just north of Victoria Avenue this morning.

Fire Marshall Randy Ryba says they rushed to 1953 Quebec Street at 5:26 a.m.

"Fire crews had to force entry into the home, and they viewed a fire in one of the bedrooms," he said, adding that firefighters searched the home twice to make sure there was nobody inside.

Ryba says they are working on finding out the cause. No word the cost of damages to the home.

Saskatchewan firefighters want right to binding arbitration

They are the first ones to give their lives to help others and now Saskatchewan's firefighters are looking to the province for help.

The Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association says the new employment legislation is flawed. It takes away the ability to go to binding arbitration for firefighters in cities with a population less than 20,000. Before, it was communities with less than 10,000.

Basement fire causes damage in Saskatoon

An early morning house fire on Wednesday is under investigation.

Three engines and an aerial unit went to the fire at 510 Bronson Crescent around 3:25 a.m. Wednesday morning.

When they arrived, crews found smoke in the house and the fire in the basement. Firefighters quickly put out the blaze and ventilated the house to clear it of smoke.

Damage is estimated at $10,000.

A fire investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of the fire.

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Monday night house fire on Elphinstone Street in Regina

A house is sitting boarded up and gutted in Regina Tuesday morning after a serious house fire over night.

Regina firefighters were called to the fire on Elphistone street near Dewdney Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Monday night. No one was home at the time of the fire.

There is no word on what may have caused the fire at this point.


 

RCMP investigate suspicious fires in Kamsack

RCMP patrolling in Kamsack, Sask. had to call in firefighters after seeing flames coming from an abandoned building.

The incident happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Queen Elizabeth Boulevard and 3rd Avenue South.

After arriving at the scene, members of the Kamsack Fire Department called in help from departments in Canora and Rhein.  Prince Albert’s Rapid Response Team was also sent to help.

Two long weekend fires in Saskatoon

Saskatoon firefighters were kept busy over the long weekend.

On Saturday just after 1:30 p.m. Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services was called a condo on Patrick Crescent, in the city's north-east.

When crews arrived the occupants of the residence were trying to put out flames on the outside of the building.

Firefighters found the blaze was only on the outside and were able to quickly put it out.

On Sunday afternoon just after 1 p.m.  crews were called to a house fire on Kirk Crescent near the University.

Saskatoon firefighters rescue woman trapped in pasta machine

One person is still recovering after a workplace accident.

Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services was called to a restaurant located downtown on 2nd Avenue North shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

Crews from the number one and number six halls arrived on scene to find a woman with her hand trapped in a pasta press machine.

Firefighters had to cut apart the machine to free the woman's hand so they could get her on a stretcher and have her taken to hospital.

There is still no word on the extent of the woman's injuries.

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