Crews battle stubborn house fire in Regina's North Central area

Regina fire crews were on the scene of a stubborn house fire Thursday morning in the city's North Central neighbourhood.

Fire crews were on scene at King St. fire since about 5:30 a.m.

Smoke was billowing from the home on King Street Thursday morning. (Samanda Brace/CBC)

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.

Fire crews battled a smoky, stubborn blaze in North Central Regina Thursday morning. (Submitted by Alex Cogger)

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.

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.

Several firefighters were on scene to fight the fire, which reportedly started in the home's basement. (Samanda Brace/CBC)

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.