Bright flames lit up a foggy Friday morning in Regina as the fire department battled a blaze at a closed motel in south Regina.
The fire at the Sherwood House Motel began shortly before 4:00 a.m. but as of 6:00 a.m. fire crews seem to have the blaze under control.
City of Regina Fire Marshal Randy Ryba confirmed the motel was not open to guests as it’s under demolition.
“Nobody in the building confirmed,” he said, adding nobody was sent to hospital.
A 12-year-old boy in Saskatoon has been charged with four counts of arson after allegedly setting fires over the course of the past month-and-a-half.
Police said a van was set on fire on 20th Street West on May 4. Two days later fences and a shed on Avenue T South and a garage were set ablaze. And then on June 9 two portable toilets were set on fire and destroyed in a park on Appleby Drive.
No one was hurt in any of the fires, but the fire to the shed and garage caused thousands of dollars in damge.
A long string of charges and a long string of guilty pleas were entered in a Moose Jaw courtroom Monday all linked to vehicle thefts and fires.
It was back in April when Nolan Conway of Moose Jaw was charged in a rash of vehicle thefts in that city and surrounding areas. Of the 10 vehicles stolen, six were lit on fire.
On Monday Conway was sentenced to 44 months in a federal jail. Once he gets out, he won't be able to drive for seven years.
Two teenage boys were charged along with Conway. They will be back in court at a later date.
Although it was suspected by witnesses, the Regina Police Service and Regina Fire Department now confirm the fire started at the Dollarama store was deliberately set.
At around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, fire crews were sent to the Cornwall Centre's Dollarama where smoke set off the alarms and at least one sprinkler.
Regina’s Tania Rice was shopping with her son just before the fire alarms went off, and had noticed the smell of something burning.
Sirens and alarms blared at the Cornwall Center Wednesday night.
At around 7:15PM, fire crews were sent to the mall's Dollarama where smoke set off the alarms and at least one sprinkler.
Witnesses said the fire started in the linen section and that it may have been set on purpose. Regina Fire Department has yet to confirm any details pending an investigation.
A truck was destroyed and part of a building was damaged after a fire Wednesday afternoon in Regina.
Black smoke could be seen for a short time around 1:30 p.m. at a trucking company at 1601 Elliott Street. Fire Department spokesperson Randy Ryba said they don’t yet know what caused the blaze, but do they know it started in the truck and then spread to the under-hang of a nearby building.
It was quickly extinguished. The dollar value of the damage was unknown.
One person, the driver of the truck, was treated for minor smoke inhalation injuries.
The Prince Albert Fire Department was called out just after 11 a.m., to what they thought was an apartment fire.
The apartment building is in the 400 block of Ninth Street West.
Parkland Ambulance paramedics treated five people with minor smoke inhalation at the scene and brought them to Victoria Hospital for treatment. Among the people were three boys, aged two, three and seven.
A neighbour reported seeing smoke coming from underneath a door. The fire department cleared the incident shortly after they attended the scene.
A small-Saskatchewan village is devastated after the Dubuc hotel burned down Tuesday afternoon.
Wanda Bomberak lives in the nearby community of Bangor, and first heard about the fire from the bar owner's daughter.
"The gal that owns the bar (inside the hotel), she was vacuuming in the front. She saw a shadow, and I guess it was the smoke coming from the kitchen area," Bomberak said.
By the time the woman looked in the kitchen, the smoke was too thick to see anything inside. She safely got out of the building.
More people are being charged after an explosion to a home in Regina’s Cathedral area on May 6.
Regina police said somebody in that home on 13th Avenue near Athol Street was cooking oil with butane when the gas drifted downstairs, connecting with the pilot light and causing the explosion. Three people were sent to hospital at the time. A 19-year-old woman was charged with possession when she showed up to the home in the time shortly after.
Police say a group kids spent Saturday night lighting fires around central Regina.
Calls came in from Athol Street, Cameron Street, and the 2700 clock of Avonhurst Drive.
Five of the fires were started in garbage cans. A sixth was lit in a utility trailer and spread to a nearby garage.
Thanks to calls from nearby residents, police were able to round up the group of seven. Four are under the age of 12. The other three were charged with arson.
None can be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.