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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.

One of Regina's free community libraries hit by arsonists

When Dennie Fornwald walked outside her home Sunday morning, she found a pile of burnt books.

Fornwald had been lovingly maintaining a free library in the Heritage neighbourhood. The little take-a-book leave-a-book box was well-used by the community. She estimates about 10 people used it every day during the summer months.

At around 3:00AM Sunday morning, the library was set on fire by vandals.

Ceiling collapses at Moose Jaw court of Queen's Bench

The Moose Jaw court of Queen's Bench suffered over $1 million worth of damage Saturday after part of the ceiling collapsed.

Police and fire crews responded to an alarm at the courthouse at around 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

When they went inside, they found that part of the inner ceiling collapsed down to the second floor. That caused some water pipes to burst and flood the building's lower floors.

Sgt. Terry Phillips with the Moose Jaw Police said there was a guard on site as crews went to work retrieving what documents and other valuables they could.

Careless smoking causes third Saskatoon fire

For the third time in less than a week, the Saskatoon Fire department has had to put out a fire that was started by careless smoking.

Fire Crews responded Friday night to a fire on a deck attached to a home on Emerald Court in the Lakeview neighbourhood around 10:00 p.m.

"Investigators determine, and they had been smoking earlier, and they disposed of the cigarette in a flower pot. It started the fire," said Saskatoon Battalion Chief Marc DeGirolamo.

Update: Investigators determine cause of apartment fire

Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services  have determined the the cause of a fire Friday morning in Saskatoon's Exhibition neighbourhood.

Investigators say the early morning blaze was caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials.

Meanwhile, tenants are planning their next moves after their apartment building was heavily damaged.

Derek Donald says he's thankful a neighbour let him and a few other tenants stay in her home after they fled the burning apartment complex on at 704 Hilliard Street around 2 a.m..

Two Saskatoon homes damaged in fire

Investigators from Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services are working to figure out what started a fire that damaged two homes.

Assistant Chief Bill Coffin said firefighters arrived on the 600 block of Taylor Street shortly after 1 p.m. following reports of a shed fire.

Coffin said flames spread quickly from the shed to an adjacent fence.

"When the crews got here, it was about a two-minute response, (the fire) was fully involved and already impinging on the houses."

Young Regina girl gets 4 kids out of house during fire

The Regina fire department is applauding a young girl for her actions on Wednesday after a fire broke out in her home on Regent Crescent.

Crews got the call at about 4:30 p.m. after a sump pump short-circuited and a small fire broke out in the basement of the townhouse, tripping the fire alarm. A girl under the age of 12 was looking after four other younger children at the time. According to Deputy Fire Chief Gerard Kay, the girl gathered the kids, got them out of the house and asked a neighbour to call 911.

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