Faulty electric cord blamed in two car, two house fire
The Regina fire department says the cause of a blaze that destroyed two cars and damaged two homes in Regina early Wednesday morning was a faulty electrical cord.
Owner had plugged in block heater and an interior warmer
The Regina Fire Department is warning people to check their extension cords after a fire in Regina Wednesday morning.
Investigators have determined the cause of the fire in the 300 block of Royal Street was a faulty electrical cord that had been plugged into a car's block heater and interior warmer.
The blaze erupted in the front bumper area of one car, then spread to a second car parked in front of it and two houses on either side.
The resulting fire caused an estimated $50,000 damage to the homes and cars.
Fire officials reminded people to check all electrical cords on cars for wear and tear including extension cords, block heaters and battery warmers.