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A house fire at 2140 Montague Street in Regina originated in the attic-loft area, the Regina Fire Department said. (CBC)

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A Regina student working on a computer got out of a burning house without harm on Friday morning. (CBC)

A Regina student who had been working on a computer got out of a burning house without harm on Friday morning.

The man was the only person home in the house at 2140 Montague Street in the city's Cathedral area when the fire broke out.

"He noticed smoke, he was working on his computer, went to investigate and noticed some flame and smoke within the attic-loft area on the north side," said Albert Headrick, a fire marshall with the Regina Fire Department.

A neighbour made the 911 call. 

The student met the firefighters when they arrived and took them into the house before being told to go back outside.

The fire alarm was working when crews arrived, Headrick said.

The blaze was contained to the one house and was quickly extinguished.

The man was checked out by ambulance staff and was fine, Headrick said.

There was no estimate of the damage. The cause of the fire in under investigation, Headrick said.