A small fire at a seniors apartment building at 2242 McIntyre Street near downtown Regina forced an evacuation before noon Thursday.
fire was confined to a single unit, but six were damaged after the sprinklers were triggered. The damage is estimated to be $25,000 to $30,000.
People living in five of the units are able to go back home after being evacuated earlier.
The person living in the apartment where the fire started was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.
We may never know what caused a house fire at Montreal Lake Cree Nation over the weekend.
The family was able to get out in time but their home was reduced to a pile of wood and ashes after it went up in flames on Sunday.
RCMP Sergeant Rob King said they are continuing the investigation but the cause may never be known due to the amount of damage to the house. They do not believe foul play was involved.
The house was very old and stood in an isolated location.
Prince Albert Red Cross is assisting the family in their time of need.
Saskatoon Police and fire crews are at the scene of a small blaze this morning.
A Loraas truck caught fire in the northbound lane on the Circle Drive ramp exiting onto eastbound College Drive.
Responders to the scene found the house fully engulfed in flames and found the house unsafe to enter.
Fire Department from Montreal Lake Cree Nation attended to the fire.
The occupants of the house were all accounted for and there was no report of injuries.
The fire does not seem to be suspicious in nature and the RCMP is investigating and working with the F Division Fire Scene Examiners Unity and Prince Albert Grand Council Fire Examiner to determine the cause of the fire.
The unseasonably warm temperatures last week caused many to bring out their fire pits early, but Regina's Fire and Protective Services want to make sure people are using them safely.
"Your fire must be contained in a non-combustible recepticle, made of clay, brick or sheet metal," said spokesperson Candace Liskowich.
"The permitted fuels are charcoal, seasoned wood and manufactured fire logs."
She added that the pit must be kept 10 feet away from any combustable material, including your home, garage, and deck.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.
A Northern Saskatchewan NDP MLA is pretty fired up over one budget item.
"That's absolutely silly," said Athabasca MLA Buckley Belanger referring to cutbacks in the province's fire crews.
Within the next two years, the government plans to reduce northern fire crews from five people to four.
"Everyone in Saskatchewan knows that we are expecting a dry year this year. This is obviously not good for Prince Albert because the fire service is based out of Prince Albert," said Belanger.
One man was rushed to hospital after a house fire in Saskatoon last night.
The fire broke out at a home on Borden Crescent in the Confederation Park neighbourhood. Fire crews believe the blaze started in the kitchen.
Damage is estimated at $125,000.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Adriana Christianson
Last night a fire broke out at a house near the General Hospital for the second time this month.
This is one reason investigators with the Regina Fire Department are considering last night’s fire to be suspicious.
Last night around 8:30 p.m. about a dozen people called 911 to report the fire at a home on Osler Street near 13th Avenue. No one was hurt in the blaze but the neighbours were paying attention because the houses are very close together in the area.
The quick melt of the last two weeks means Regina’s fire department is moving towards its spring plan sooner than usual.
Assistant operations chief Allan Priddel explains the grass is drier coming out of this winter. That means the unit that covers grass fires will respond more quickly.
He says fire crews respond to numerous grassfires every year though they're usually in summer and fall when it gets drier.
For the second time in a week a Saskatoon house fire has been deemed suspicious.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire on Avenue I South Wednesday night where three people escaped safely from the home, said Dave Rumpel, Deputy Chief with the Saskatoon Fire and Protective Service.
On Sunday, fire crews battled a blaze on Third Street East and Clarence Avenue that is believed to have started in the garage.
Although both fires are believed to be suspicious, no suspects have been identified.