Crews battle stubborn house fire in Regina's North Central area
Fire crews were on scene at King St. fire since about 5:30 a.m.
Regina fire crews battled a stubborn house fire that reportedly started in a home's basement this morning in the city's North Central neighbourhood.
The alarm call came in around 5:30 a.m. CST Thursday morning.
The bungalow is on the 1200 block of King Street, about three blocks north of the Pasqua Hospital. There is no word on injuries, although a fire spokesman told CBC the house was vacant when the fire started.
Video from this morning's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/yqr?src=hash">#yqr</a> house fire on King St., courtesy <a href="https://twitter.com/BraceSamanda">@BraceSamanda</a> <a href="https://t.co/MNX1uadcg9">pic.twitter.com/MNX1uadcg9</a>—@EvanRadford
A firefighter on the scene said that the fire started in the basement, which can be a dangerous situation for crews to attack.
It quickly spread to through the walls to the attic. That prompted firefighters to cut holes in the walls with chainsaws in order to attack hotspots, the spokesman said.
As the fire spread to the roof, crews also used the ladder and a hose to dose the flames from above.
As of 9:30 Thursday morning, the house was still burning. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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And fire crews needed the hose and ladder to douse the flames from above. Video by <a href="https://twitter.com/BraceSamanda">@BraceSamanda</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/yqr?src=hash">#yqr</a> <a href="https://t.co/OM4m1p930J">pic.twitter.com/OM4m1p930J</a>—@EvanRadford