A ball of fire erupted into the air as crews battled a blaze in an industrial area north of the city on Monday.
Regina Fire and Protective Services received a call shortly after 4 p.m. about an active fire on Sherwood Road.
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As crews were battling the fire, a ball of flames went into the air.
Neil Fairbairn, manager of ModSpace, said that the explosion was from four 300 pound propane tanks. He said there were six tanks inside but fire crews stopped the blaze before the flames could reach the other two tanks.
Fairbairn said he was in his office when he first noticed the fire.
“I looked out the window and all of a sudden my loading dock was on fire, so I called 911, got the heck out and that’s about it, the propane tanks (started) exploding.”
Fire marshal Randy Ryba said they brought one tanker out to the fire because it was out of city limits. When they arrived, one fire hydrant was out of service but crews were able to open the next two hydrants down the line.
Ryba said it’s not unusual for a hydrant to be out of service from time to time.
He said since the fire is out of city limits, the office of the fire commissioner would need to handle the investigation into the fire.
No one was injured during the blaze.
At this time there is no estimate on damages to the business.