House fire in east Regina
A house fire broke out at 1434 Oxford Street on Monday.
Published Monday, October 8, 2012 11:47AM CST
Last Updated Monday, October 8, 2012 11:50AM CST
Fire and EMS crews responded to a fire at 1434 Oxford Street on Monday after call by a concerned neighbour at approximately 10:00 a.m.
According to officials, the fire originated from a bed in a basement bedroom.
No one was in the home when the fire was reported, however, a cat died in the fire.
There was extensive damage to the downstairs bedroom where the fire originated, and the remainder of the house received considerable smoke damage. Crews had to smash through windows to vent smoke out of the house.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, and an investigator is on the scene.
This week is fire prevention week. This year’s theme is always have two ways out. According to officials, the leading cause of house fires is cooking.