3 unharmed following Coronation Park house fire Tuesday morning

The Regina Fire Department responded to a house fire in the city's Coronation Park neighbourhood on Tuesday morning. Nobody was injured. Sean Lerat-Stetner / Global News

A small kitchen appliance is being blamed for a house fire in Regina on Tuesday morning.

The blaze happened on the 100 block of McMurchy Avenue in the Coronation Park neighbourhood shortly before 4:30 a.m.

Firefighters say they arrived quickly on scene and found flames coming out of a kitchen window.

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All three people and a dog in the house got out uninjured before fire crews arrived.

“The house is a rental property and it did not have appropriate smoke alarms or any smoke alarms at all that worked,” said Randy Ryba, Regina fire marshal.

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“That is in contravention of the Regina fire bylaw. Those requirements are in the bylaw and we take this very seriously.”

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The fire department has made contact with the out of province landlord, and there will be orders made to install proper smoke alarms.

Investigators found a wiring issue triggered the fire, the kitchen was left with heavy smoke damage.

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