February 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Updated: February 12, 2018 5:52 pm

Three homes involved in a fire on Rae Street

Fire fighters attempt to extinguish a house fire on the 1500 block of Rae Street.

Dave Parsons/Global News

A house fire on the 1500 block of Rae Street spread to two neighbouring homes. The Regina Fire Department received the call just before 11 a.m. Monday morning.

Fire crews are currently on the scene battling the fire.

The initial fire began at a home just north of the Rae Street and 9th Avenue intersection.

The first house was engulfed in flames. The fire spread to another house immediately south of the initial fire. As of 11:40 a.m. the fire spread to a third house, the north neighbour of the initial home.

Eight fire trucks were on scene, with about two dozen fire fighters. They attacked the fire from both Rae Street and the alley behind the homes.

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As of 4:30 p.m. Monday a small team of fire fighters was still controlling hot spots at the initial home. They said they believe the fire only damaged the exteriors of the neighbouring homes, but investigators still have to determine the full extent of the damage.

One man was taken to hospital from the initial home to be treated for his unknown injuries.

Matt Stonechild told Global News he was on his way to his mom’s house, just down the street, when he saw smoke and a man between two of the houses.

“I actually seen him pinned up between the two houses and seen that he couldn’t get out. So I hopped out of the car and asked if he could get to safety. He said he couldn’t so my quick instinct was to go in and grab him,” Stonechild said.

Stonechild described the man as elderly and he did not have his crutches. The man also did not have shoes on according to Stonechild.

“I hope he’s doing ok,” Stonechild said.

Fire crews rescued a cat from one of the houses and it is expected to be okay.

The fire department hopes to begin the investigation into what caused the fire Tuesday morning. They say they will have to wait due to hot spots in the initial place, structural concerns and significant ice build-up as a result of fighting the fire.

Frost built up quickly on fire fighters as they battled the Rae Street fire in -30 degree weather.

Dave Parsons/Global News


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