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One person taken to hospital following condo fire in north Regina

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WATCH: Officials said one person was rescued and taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and at least one unit is completely destroyed while another suffered water damage – Nov 8, 2018

Officials are investigating a fire that broke out at a condo building around 3 p.m. on Thursday.

When crews arrived, flames and smoke could be seen pouring out of the complex.

“They had the bulk of the fire out within probably 10 to 12 minutes and then there was a number of hot spots that got into the attic. They had to put out some of those hot spots around the chimney and attic space,” Fire Marshal Randy Ryba said.

Officials said one person was rescued and taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and at least one unit is completely destroyed while another suffered water damage.

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“Some fella was driving by and saw the smoke and was just on his way to work and he ran around and got everyone out of the building on both sides,” said John Kinsella, a building resident.

“It was a good thing because where the fire actually burnt, they did take one guy out of there and all he was wearing was a blanket and bare feet. It didn’t look good.”

There is no word on the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage.

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