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Fire burns through two Regina homes

Regina Fire and Protective Services had an early start Sunday morning as crews were called to a fire at two side-by-side houses on the 1700 block of Toronto Street.

Fire Department in market for underwater search camera

River searches are about to get a whole lot easier for the Saskatoon Fire Department.

Search and rescue crews are in the market for an underwater camera to help make marine searches more efficient.

"We'll actually use this camera mounted (on the side) of the boat and we'll be able to track by GPS, the exact routing of the boat so we can do search patterns strategically on the river," Assistant chief Morgan Hackl said, adding the camera will be more efficient than divers because it can go for longer periods at a faster rate.

House fire in Caswell Hill

Some Caswell Hill residents are safe after an early morning fire at their home.

Fire crews received a call at 2:44 a.m. on Saturday about a house on fire on Walmer Road.

When crews arrived four minutes later, there was smoke coming from the front door but the two people inside had made it out safely and were standing on the front sidewalk.

Initially it was reported there was still one more person inside in a main floor bedroom. Firefighters searched the home but found no one else.

Fire causes smoke damage to North Battleford car dealership

The Hyundai Car Dealership in North Battleford has smoke damage after a fire broke out in the building early Friday morning.

Fire crews were called around 7:00 a.m. to North Battleford Hyundai on Highway 4 north. At first they thought the cause was related to renovations, but it turned out to have started in a desktop computer.

Fire crews contained the fire to an office, but there is smoke damage in the rest of the building. Vehicles were moved out of the showroom to minimize the damage to them. Nobody was hurt in the fire.

Fire at Regina's K Family Kitchen accidental

A fire that tore through the K Family Kitchen restaurant in Regina early Tuesday morning has been determined to have been accidental.

A tweet from account of the Regina Fire and Protective Services Thursday afternoon indicated the blaze was sparked by a buildup of grease on commercial cooking equipment and the ventilation system. Damage is pegged at more than $200,000.

Crews managed to contain the fire within half an hour. Nobody was injured in the blaze.

PHOTOS: Fire crews battle grass fire in south east Regina

A large plume of smoke could be seen in the south east sky late Wednesday afternoon as Regina Fire and Protective services responded to a grass fire.

Smart meter installation sparks fire in east Regina home

Albert Kobialko returned to his east Regina home Wednesday afternoon to see smoke billowing out of the windows of his basement, the front door and the garage.

"I have no idea what to say or do right now," he told reporters as fire crews stood around his Oxford Street home.

Regina Fire and Protective Services received a call about smoke coming from the basement of the home around 12:39 p.m.

Saskatchewan seeing bigger grass fires during cold spring

It's not warm enough to head to the beach or even wear a pair of shorts outside yet, but it appears to be warm enough for grass fires.

Grass fires are being reported across Saskatchewan. While there may not be more than last year, they're definitely bigger.

"(Fires) start as a controlled burn but in a lot of cases the control can get out of hand pretty quickly," said Dave Campbell, Balgonie's Fire Chief.

Campbell helped manage the response team for a grass fire that grew to be 40 kilometers long near Kronau, along highway 33, on Friday.

Overnight fire at K Family Kitchen in north Regina

The sun rose on boarded-up windows and serious damage at K Family Kitchen in north Regina Tuesday morning.

A fire significantly damaged the kitchen of the restaurant on 9th Avenue north overnight. The Regina Police Service said there was significant structural damage.

According to the Regina Fire twitter account, crews arrived at the restaurant at 1:43 a.m. to find flames already visible from the outside.

Volunteers praised for efforts fighting Kronau fire

Volunteers are being praised after almost 100 people showed up to help fight a grass fire near Kronau on Friday.

The fire was almost 40 kilometers long burning beside a set of train tracks and near highway 33.

Dave Campbell is the fire chief in Balgonie who ended up coordinating the fire fighting efforts on Friday. He said, all told, there were 70 to 80 people fighting the fire including farmers who just showed up to help.

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