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Early morning house fire on Winnipeg Street in Regina

An early morning fire on Wednesday left a Regina home charred and heavily damaged.

The call came in around 3:45 a.m. bringing fire crews to 1842 Winnipeg Street, just off 11 th Avenue. When firefighters got there the home was completely engulfed in flames.

Deputy Chief Gerard Kay said nobody was inside at the time. Flames crept close to the home next door to the north so it was evacuated.

Eli Pascal just moved in to one of the other houses right next door on Tuesday. This wasn’t the kind of housewarming she had in mind.

Crews respond to house fires in Saskatoon

Fire crews responded to a blaze at a house on Avenue G South.

Saskatoon Fire and Protective Service's Jim Arnold said crews arrived shortly after 2 a.m.

"When they arrived, the front of the house was fully involved and the firefighters made an aggressive interior attack, and from that point they were forced out by the extreme conditions inside," he said.

Around 200 evacuated from Fond-du-lac

Approximately 200 people from Fond du Lac, Sask. have been evacuated after smoke from a fire just south of the community spread to the surrounding area.

The province was contacted by the community of Fond du Lac about heavy smoke conditions in the community on Saturday.

Early morning fire damages Saskatoon garage

A garage fire on Wednesday morning in Saskatoon caused an estimated $20,000 in damage.

Fire crews were called to the home at 308 Avenue M North around 3 a.m.

There they put out the blaze in about 15 minutes with an interior attack.

Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was an electrical failure in the garage's wiring.

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Tenant describes night Jack Grover rental caught fire

Shawn James says he was struggling with a drug addiction when he moved into a room rented by Jack Grover.

"I didn't really know it was his place until two weeks after I moved in there, but I wouldn't have moved in the first place if I would have known that," he said in an interview with News Talk Radio on Tuesday.

Right now, James is living with his brother-in-law in Saskatoon because the Avenue D North complex he was living in was destroyed by a fatal fire last January.

Tenants suing well-known Saskatoon landlord

Saskatoon landlord Jack Grover is being sued after a fire at one of his buildings.

The fire on Avenue D North  killed one person in January of 2012.

Anglin Lake resort fire caused by lightning strike

The cause of the fire that destroyed the Land of the Loon Resort’s restaurant on Anglin Lake Monday has been identified.

The Lakeland Fire Department Emergency Management and Fire Safety and OFC have come to the conclusion the blaze was electrical in nature and caused by a lightning strike.

"We were shocked, obviously and saddened that it happened to the Greening family," said Adrienne Starks.

"I've known them my entire life. I'm grateful that nobody got hurt."

Saskatoon fire crews respond to two blazes

Saskatoon police have charged a 17-year-old girl after a Tuesday evening house fire.

Firefighters, paramedics and police received multiple calls around 5 p.m. about a blaze at a home on the 700 block of Arlington Avenue.

When emergency workers got to the home, they evacuated five people inside and arrested the girl.  She was taken to hospital for treatment of a medical condition which police say was not related to the fire.

Police have charged her with break and entre and arson. She appeared in court Wednesday afternoon

Fire damages strip mall on 7th Ave in Regina

Regina fire investigators are trying to figure what exactly caused a fire at a strip mall on 7th Avenue near Broad Street and Rose Street.

An employee who was opening up Big Sky Cycle on Monday morning, saw smoke, and called 911.

By 8:00 a.m. smoke was still pouring out of the open doors at Royal Sporting Goods, Big Sky Cycle and 24 Fit Training and Conditioning in the building right across from Value Village.

Update: Police seek owner of skateboard in fire investigation

Saskatoon police are looking for your help in identifying the owner of a skateboard that was found at the scene of a school fire.

Officers were called to the fire around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, which was on the roof of a school in the 400 block of Silverwood Road. Investigators believe the fire was set on purpose.

Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire, which caused about $2,000 in damage.

Officers found a “Freeride” longboard at the scene and would like to find and speak to its owner.

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