A man and a dog were injured while police and Regina fire crews responded to an early morning fire Monday.
Regina police received a call around 6:17 a.m. from a caller who hung up and were dispatched to a home on the 700 block of Cameron Street, between First Ave. and Second Ave. Police learned the home was on fire and Regina Fire and Protective Services were then dispatched.
Police arrived at the scene first, with one vehicle heading into the back alley and one to the front of the house.
Officers said they found a man in the alley who was bleeding. It was later learned by police he had jumped through a window in order to escape the fire.
According to police a large dog, who also lived at the home, was acting aggressively, circling the police vehicle and barking. Animal control was called to attend.
Police went to the front of the home and found out two adults and two children had exited the house and were all accounted for.
Police said when they returned to the alley to help the man, he had taken refuge inside the police vehicle and the dog was still circling and barking.
Police said officers tried to help the man but the dog charged at one of the officers who then shot his gun at the dog, firing two shots with one of them hitting the animal.
The man was taken to the hospital.
The dog had fled but was found by animal control. The dog was taken in for surgery and it was determined more vet care would be needed. The owner of the dog was found and notified and police said it is expected the dog will be euthanized.
The house appeared to have extensive damage from the fire.