East end fire keeps Regina firefighters busy
Regina fire crews battle to control a fire in an under-construction care home on Saturday.
Published Saturday, December 22, 2012 2:57PM CST
Regina fire crews were busy controlling a blaze in the city’s east end Saturday
The fire started at around 11:26 in the morning near the intersection of University Park Drive and Victoria Ave., according to deputy chief Layne Jackson of Regina Fire and Protective Services.
At the time of the blaze, 11 construction workers were working inside the building. All made it out of the building safety and were unharmed.
The building, which is under construction, is a care home with 68 living units. No one was living in the building.
The fire was reported after someone saw smoke coming out of the attic on the southwest side of the building, according to Jackson.
Seven units and 24 firefighters responded to the call.
The fire started in attic and broke through the roof.
According to Jackson, firefighters were able to save half of the 60,000-square foot building.
The fire is contained and crews are expected to remain on scene until throughout the evening so they can investigate the cause of the fire.