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Regina police launch homicide investigation following house fire

Regina firefighters found a dead body in a Cameron Street home. Dave Parsons / Global News

The Regina Police Service (RPS) and Saskatchewan Coroners service are conducting a death investigation after firefighters discovered a dead body while responding to a house fire.

An updated release from the RPS sent Friday evening said the death has been deemed a homicide.

A police statement said firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Cameron Street for a report of a house fire on Thursday around 10:50 a.m.

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Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control. While searching the property, firefighters found the deceased individual in the house.

Police units arrived to secure the scene.

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A police statement said the adult male has been identified and next of kin have been notified.

The RPS is not releasing the victim’s identity at this time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Regina Fire and Protective Services.

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Anyone with information that could help police in this investigation is asked to contact RPS at 306-777-6500 or Regina Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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