Saskatchewan

Deaths in Regina fire lead to charges

A man has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in relation to a fire in Regina which was initially described as accidental.

A man has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in relation to a fire in Regina which was initially described as accidental.

The fire took place Feb. 17 in a home on 1900 block of Montreal Street.

Two people, a woman, 26 and a man, 40, died as a result of the fire.

Five others in the home were treated for injuries.

At the time, people familiar with the house told CBC News they believed that hairspray sniffing had gone on in the home.

Fire officials said the fire's cause was the misuse of lighting material around flammable products.

Police followed up and announced Tuesday that a 34-year-old man has been charged.

"The allegation is that, by criminal negligence, the accused caused the deaths of the victims," police said in a release.

The man has already made an appearance in court.

 

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