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Cause of Yellow Creek fire undetermined

According to RCMP, the exact cause of a fatal house fire in Yellow Creek may never be known due to the amount of the property that was burned.

The house burned down on Valentine’s Day. It stayed so hot, fire investigators couldn't properly take a look inside until the following day.

Sgt. Paul Dawson said foul play has been ruled out.

The remains of two people were found in the debris of the residence. It’s suspected that those are the remains of the two people who lived there, but Dawson said they have not yet confirmed that.

Regina Fire Services respond to electrical problem in the Canada Life Building

Explosions and smoke sent emergency crews to the Canada Life building Monday afternoon.

After receiving over a dozen calls, Regina Fire Services were called  to the alley between Hamilton Street and Scarth Street at around 1:30 p.m.

"It was suspected that it was gas in nature but it has turned out to be electrical," said Gerard Kay.

The callers from the area reported hearing numerous explosions and seeing smoke in the alley.

Remains of two people found after Yellow Creek fire

Wakaw RCMP officers have found the remains of two people the debris of a home in Yellow Creek destroyed by a fire.

Small fire quickly put out at Northwest Regina elementary school

Henry Janzen Elementary School had to be quickly evacuated at lunch time on Tuesday.

The school in Northwest Regina had to empty out because a small fire started in a light fixture in the home economics room.

"The fire immediately put out by school staff before the fire department even showed up," said Terry Lazarou with Regina Public Schools.

Once the fire department did arrive on scene, students and staff were allowed back into the school, and classes resumed as normal, except for classes scheduled for the home economics room.

UPDATE: Co-op confirms another refinery fire in Regina Monday

An explanation of how another fire and possible explosion happened at the Federated Co-Op refinery in Regina is likely a long way off but the company is adamant their facility is safe.

Calls came in to the News Talk Radio newsroom early Monday morning reporting massive flames at the upgrader site.

Fire destroys kitchen in west Regina restaurant

Some businesses in a strip mall were evacuated Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out in a restaurant in west Regina. 

Regina Fire and Protective Services were called to the fire shortly before 3 p.m. after surrounding businesses saw smoke coming from McCarthy Garden Chinese Food.

"When we arrived there was a small bit of smoke coming from the roof," explained senior captain Mike Andrews, "the entry team went in and found a fire in the cooking area."

Saskatoon firefighters practice ice rescues

While putting on the immersion suit, doubts began to form.

The odds of anything going drastically wrong are pretty slim and all of the reporters are surrounded by trained professionals. So I did up the first wrist clasp on the suit with a reassuring 'click.'

Local media gathered in a tent set up on the ice at a pond just south of Saskatoon, where members of 2 Battalion from Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services are holding a session for divers training to perform rescues on people who have fallen through the ice.

Moose Jaw fire department responds to early-morning blaze

For the third time in less than a week, Moose Jaw firefighters have been called to a fire to start their day.

During the 5 o'clock hour, fire crews were dispatched to the corner of Willow and Hall Street East for a house fire. The fire is now apparently under control and firefighters are said to be inside looking for hot spots and potential flare ups.

Crews respond to fire at Saskatoon townhouse complex

Police, fire and emergency medical services personnel responded a fire this morning.

Uncomfirmed reports are that the blaze started in the basement of a townhouse unit near the intersection of Centennial Drive and Diefenbaker Drive, causing the basement to collapse.  

No one was reportedly living in the unit, which was still under construction. 

No injuries were reported.

At least four fire engines were present at the scene.  Including at least one from Fire Hall No. 2, located a few hundred meters away from the scene of the fire. 

Fire alarms at Regina General Hospital

Regina fire crews raced to the Regina General Hospital Sunday.

Fire alarms started going off at just before 2:00PM.

Light smoke was reported on the fourth and fifth floors. Crews traced the source of the smoke to a fan room on the sixth floor.

Deputy fire chief Gerard Kay says one of the fan motors had burnt out, and was sending smoke through the vents to the lower floors.

No flames were found.

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