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Fire at Regina restaurant causes $150,000 in damage

The Regina Kebab House won't be serving food to anyone any time soon after a fire at the restaurant on Tuesday night.
 
At about 10:12 p.m., fire crews got called to the building on the 1800 block of Broad Street to find flames in the kitchen.
 
Gerard Kay with Regina Fire & Protective Services said the fire was in the kitchen and spread to the attic so crews had a bit of trouble getting it out.
 
There was extensive damage to the rest of the restaurant and some smoke damage to the adjacent buildings.
 

Still no cause for Prud'homme gas fire, damage upped to $11 million

October's natural gas fire at the TransGas storage facility near Prud'homme caused $11 million in damage as it lit up the night sky and forced 13 people from their homes for the better part of a week.

Man arrested for setting his Fort Qu'Appelle home on fire


A man is facing an arson charge after allegedly trying to burn his own home down in Fort Qu'Appelle.

RCMP got the call from a neighbour on Sunday around 4:30 a.m. saying he was trying to set his house on fire.

William Albert Reynolds, 31, was arrested outside his home which received minor damage. No one was hurt.

Saskatoon sees increase in garage fires

Everything from welding to careless smoking has caused what the Saskatoon Fire Department is calling a "significant increase" in garage fires over the last two months.

The department has responded to seven blazes since October, according to Assistant Fire Chief Morgan Hackl. Last year, there were four garage fires between October and the end of December.

Flames burst through roof of Regina home

There are no reports of injuries in a house fire in Regina's northwest end Monday evening.

Firefighters were called to the 5300 block of 7 Avenue North around 6:45 p.m.

"We saw the flames shooting through the roof and smoke just billowing out," said Susan Thomason who lives nearby.

The flames were quickly doused and firefighters were seen on the roof to evaluate the damage and deal with the smoke.

There's no word yet on the amount of damage or the cause of the fire.

Warm weather may hinder Regina Beach repairs

As more debris is removed from the streets of Regina Beach following a home explosion on Dec. 3, the list of repair work to be done grows.

SaskEnergy has brought two contractors to the lake-side town to help people as they clean up. Natural gas service is still shut off to 11 homes which suffered the greatest structural damage from the blast.

SaskEnergy continues to check for gas leaks at Regina Beach

SaskEnergy have successfully repaired two gas leaks in Regina Beach but their work is not over yet.
 
Out of the 40 homes that had their gas shut off on Wednesday, 29 houses had their natural gas service restored by Saturday.
 
Dave Burdeniuk with SaskEnergy says they are also working on preventing any future leaks.
 
"We have done 5 major upgrades. We went in and identified areas because of ground shifting, previous underground leaks in the area or substantial amount of water main breaks."
 

PHOTOS: Owner finds luck inside Regina Beach home damaged in explosion

Dave Arnold's Regina Beach home looks like a dollhouse that a three-year-old shook during a tantrum.

“We’re done,” said Arnold minutes after surveying the inside of his home for the first time since the explosion. He works as the co-host of the Sarah Mills Show for News Talk Radio.

Arnold and his wife, Jocelyn Bierman, live two houses away from the house that blew up Wednesday at Regina Beach.

38 Regina Beach homes still without services

Some people in Regina Beach are left in limbo, waiting for water and natural gas services to be restored following Wednesday afternoon's explosion.

Pink insulation still hangs from a number of trees around the area where a blue summer home once stood. Homes in the area are scarred from the blast with windows shattered, doors blown in, and some structures knocked completely off their foundation.

The flashing lights of SaskEnergy trucks illuminated the town on Friday morning as crews continued their repair work - a process that could take some time.

A drove of donations for Yorkton apartment fire victims

Yorkton has shown it's a city that takes care of its own after more than 50 people left homeless and with nothing due to a fire are on their way to starting life over thanks to the generosity of their neighbours.

Jodi Baker works for Avenue Living, which owns the fire-damaged building along with several other apartment blocks in the small city. She says they have already found space for people in those buildings.

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