Two suspicious fires in Saskatoon on Sunday morning are being investigated.
The first was reported about 3:30 a.m. when a burning vehicle was found in the 2100 block of Louise Street.
The fire department extinguished the fire, which caused damage to the two vehicles parked next to it.
The second vehicle fire happened around 7:45 a.m. in the 3000 block of Clarence Avenue. Saskatoon police found that the vehicle had been stolen from a home in the 2700 block of Cumberland Avenue.
If you think cruising through ruts is hard in your vehicle, imagine doing it in a fire truck.
As some cars are forced to park on the outside of giant snow banks, narrow streets are posing a problem for Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services.
“We do have some issues the way some people are parking or have to park. The trucks do have some trouble negotiating down the streets because it is so narrow,” said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Coffin.
Crews looking for a man who went missing in the river have expanded their search area.
Battalion Chief Craig Young said firefighters who began looking yesterday afternoon for the 60 year-old man have now exhausted the original area where they believe he went into the water.
They have asked police to use their plane to scan the area, and have got a boat looking for the man further downstream.
Strong currents make it hard to determine where the man may have ended up.
A Regina woman is in hospital this morning with 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 80-per cent of her body, after her clothing caught on fire while she was cooking dinner.
The call sent fire crews racing to her home on Jameson Crescent in the Windsor Park area around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
“We advise people when they are cooking – to avoid loose clothing because it is susceptible to dangle down and touch the burner or hot oil,” explained Deputy Fire Chief Gerard Kay.
He says there was minimal damage to the woman’s home and she is currently recovering in hospital.
A three-year-old boy is believed dead after a fire in the Esterhazy area.
Around 7 p.m. on Thursday evening RCMP were called to a home in the Rural Municipality of Grayson.
"That his grandson was believed to be inside (the home)," said Sgt. Curtis Pelzer.
Once police and fire arrived on scene, the house was full engulfed in flames, meaning they couldn't get inside to see if the boy was in fact in there, or if he was alive.
Police in Manitoba have found a man believed to be responsible for an arson fire in Regina.
Regina Police laid arson charges against 25-year-old Roland Bell. They allege that he started a fire at 900 Robinson Street last month.
Bell was arrested on the Sioux Valley First Nation, about 50 kilometres from Brandon.
He is only wanted for arson in the case of one fire. Investigators say the other two fires on Robinson Street that week are not connected.
Edited by CJME’s Adriana Christianson with files from Andrew Dawson
Three fires in February have led to charges against a Manitoba man.
25-year-old Roland Wendall Chase Bell of Brandon is wanted by Regina Police. They believe he is the man who started the fire at 900 Robinson Street on February 23rd.
He was arrested at the Sioux Valley First Nation near 50 kilometres south of Brandon.
A Regina teenager is facing arson charges after a fire at an apartment building.
It was Sunday March 10 when fire crews were called to the 2800 block of Parliament Avenue, not far from the Golden Mile shopping centre.
Smoke and flames were seen coming from the top floor units. Everyone made it out okay, but damage was estimated at $80 thousand.
After an investigation by the police arson investigator, the 15 year old boy was arrested on Saturday. He was in Youth court Monday morning.
A 54 year-old man is dead following a house fire in Saskatoon.
Emergency services responded to a call early Sunday morning. They arrived to find a home at 1809 Cumberland Avenue South filled with smoke.
"We did recieve a call in partnership with Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services at 5:20 a.m. for a house fire that did happen on Cumberland Avenue. And when we arrived on scene Fire did have one patient they did find inside," said Troy Davies with MD Ambulance.
Fire crews had a difficult time once they entered the building.
Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services was called to a house on the 1800 block of Cumberland Avenue South shortly after 5 a.m.
They arrived to find smoke coming out of the home.
Crews entered the building and found it filled with smoke.
A 55-year-old man was taken out of the house and rushed to hospital with undetermined injuries.
Firefighters then put out a fire in the furnace room.