The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with Regina Fire and Protective Services, is investigating the circumstances that led up to an explosion and house fire that occurred last night, sending three males to hospital; two of them with injuries described as serious.
On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at approximately 7:14 p.m., police were dispatched, to a house in the 100 block of Cooper Crescent to assist other emergency responders already on scene. Callers described an explosion at the house and people injured. When police arrived, the house was engulfed in flames and there was a great deal of smoke. EMS was in the process of assessing and transporting three males to hospital: a 35 year-old, a 28 year-old and a 19 year-old. The 28 year-old male had injuries described as relatively minor; the other two victims had injuries described as serious.
The incident is the subject of a joint investigation; Regina Fire and Protective Services will investigate to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Police will investigate any criminal aspect to this case. The scene of the explosion and fire (the house) is being held pending further investigation. There are no other details available at this early stage of this investigation. However; anyone who has information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.