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Arson charges in deadly house fire that killed 10-year-old girl

It appears the house fire that killed a 10-year-old girl in northern Saskatchewan was set on purpose.

19-year-old Darryl Craig Sewap, has been charged with arson and criminal negligence causing death, in connection to the house fire in Pelican Narrows September 24.

Denasia Highway was a grade four student, remembered by her principal as a likable girl who always had a hug waiting for you. She was living in the house with her great-grandparents when it caught fire on September 24.

A car fire in a garage causes $25,000 in damages

Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services responded to a fire in Stonebridge early Sunday morning.

Crews were called to 310 Teal Crescent just after 8 a.m. for a possible structural fire.

"It turned out to be a car which had ignited in the garage," said acting Battalion Chief Rob Reynolds.

They found heavy smoke coming from the garage and firefighters entered using a charged hose line to extinguish the car.

Small explosion shuts down fertilizer plant near Saskatoon

A small explosion temporarily shut down operations at a fertilizer plant near the old Sundown Drive-In just east of Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services Battalion Chief Andy Kotelmach said a call came in just before 11 a.m. on Thursday. A passerby reported hearing an explosion at the Richardson-Pioneer fertilizer plant on Highway 5.

Kotelmach said a fertilizer mixer behind the plant produced a spark and small explosion rendering the mixer useless.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: 'Inferno' at condo complex in Elbow

A first responder on the scene of a fire in Elbow described the blaze as an "inferno."

Janet Hundeby says it happened at a 32-unit condo complex starting around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

“A lot of embers flying. Thank goodness there wasn’t a huge amount of wind,” she said.

Thankfully only 12 people were there at the time and we haven't heard about any injuries yet.

“There was no loss of life but certainly a huge loss to our community,” she said.

PHOTOS: Firefighters compete for trophies and bragging rights in Regina

Emergency response teams from across the province were in Regina Saturday to take part in the 23rd annual Industrial Fire and Rescue Competition.

The competition saw seven teams from Cameco, Agrium, Mosaic Potash and SaskPower accomplishing different tasks related to their training as industrial firefighters.

This included a number of different events including a confined space rescue, search and rescue, and something called hose line advancement which simulates the techniques used when putting out large fires.

10-year-old who died in house fire ran inside to find grandfather

A 10-year-old girl who died in a house fire in northern Saskatchewan is being remembered as a mature young lady, who always had a hug waiting for her friends.

Denasia Sewap died early Tuesday morning in a house fire in Pelican Narrows. She was living in the house with her great grand-parents. Initially she had gotten out safe with her great-grandmother but had gone back inside to look for her great-grandfather.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Updated: Young girl dies in house fire in Pelican Narrows

The RCMP is investigating after a 10-year-old girl is suspected to have been in a house that burned to the ground in Pelican Narrows.

The fire happened early Tuesday morning.

The occupants of the residence were an elderly couple and their 10-year-old great granddaughter. The elderly couple was able to make it out unharmed, and it was believed the child had made it out as well.

However, it was later learned the girl had not made it out. The residence burned to the ground and the remains of what is suspected to be the young child were located amongst the debris.

Four cats killed in Regina house fire

Four cats are dead, a dog is missing, and a 70 year old woman is in hospital following a fire at 408 Connaught street Tuesday evening.

Fire crews received multiple 911 calls at just after 7:00PM. One of them came from inside the burning building.

Deputy Fire Chief Gerard Kay says the 70 year old woman couldn't finish the 911 call due to the heavy smoke in the house.

UPDATE: Fire destroys garage on Ave P

Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services were called to a garage fire in the 300 block of Avenue P South near St Paul's Hospital Monday afternoon.

The fire was called in just after 1 p.m. and the garage was fully involved by the time crews arrived to the scene. The fire spread to an RV, minivan, fence as well as a shed and truck next door.  Damage is estimated to be $100,000.

Portable classroom set on fire in Regina

At least one portable classroom at a Regina elementary school was boarded up and scorched Monday morning after a fire on the weekend.

Fire crews were called to W.H. Ford elementary school around 10:40 Friday night.

"When crews arrived they discovered some broken windows and a small fire inside one of the portables so they quickly snuffed out the fire and then they had to use smoke extractors to remove smoke from the portable and from the hallway," said Gerard Kay, with Regina Fire and Protective Services.

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