Saskatchewan

Regina firefighters dealing with 10 recent suspected arsons

Regina police and firefighters are dealing with a rash of deliberately set fires in recent days.

Residents warned to secure garbage carts

Among recent house fires in Regina was this one Dec. 2 at 3812 Dewdney Ave. in Regina's North Central area. (Micki Cowan/CBC)

Regina police and firefighters are dealing with a rash of deliberately set fires in recent days.

Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 2, there have been 10 of them, fire investigators have determined.

That's an "unusually high number" for a two-week period, fire marshal Randy Ryba said. 

The fires have damaged or destroyed three houses, four garages, two vehicles and "numerous" rollout garbage or recycling carts, the  fire department said Friday.

"These files have been turned over to police," Ryba added, noting that the same person or group of people may be behind many of the fires.

Officials are asking residents to to keep garbage and recycling carts secured and away from structures and to report any suspicious activity to the police.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now