January 23, 2015 5:21 pm

Careless cooking caused $4 million in damages at Regina apartment building

Regina Fire says careless cooking caused a giant apartment fire at 3015 Parliament Avenue in Regina earlier this month.

Kael Donnelly / Global News
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REGINA – Regina Fire says careless cooking caused a giant apartment fire at 3015 Parliament Avenue in Regina earlier this month.

The January 9th fire started on a third floor suite, and two occupants of an adjacent suite had to be rescued via ladder by firefighters.

The inferno ignited in an apartment suite’s kitchen – the stove burners were left on and the heat ignited cooking oil.

The blaze along Parliament Avenue was so fierce crews were forced to take a defensive position and let the building burn in a controlled manner.

Damage is estimated to be around $4 million.

Careless cooking is the leading cause for fires in Regina and in the last 10 years – 468 homes in the city have been damaged or destroyed by kitchen mishaps.

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