UPDATE: Natural gas said to be cause of Sunday explosion

UPDATE – 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14:

The cause of the Sunday explosion at a residence at the intersection of Retallack and Sixth has been determined.

Regina Fire and protective services said this afternoon that the building had a gas line that was compromised.

An ignition source could not be located and they have turned the investigation over to the Regina Police Service for a follow up.

The site continues to be fenced in and a nearby apartment complex that suffered significant structural damage will be demolished.


*This story was updated at 6pm, Sunday November 13th*

You may have felt the bang.

A lot of people in Regina did, especially close to North Central.

Its being described as a “major explosion”, by Regina Fire and Protective Services.

Around 11:30am a large bang was felt, prompting some calls to emergency services.  Fire Fighters were sent out to 6th and Retallak, and found a building in ruins.

This is a multi unit building, with several different suites, and there were some injuries, all of them according to Regina Fire and Protective Services were minor.

A back-hoe and other pieces of heavy equipment were arriving on the scene in the afternoon, and traffic restrictions are in place.

Some of the neighbouring buildings were damaged as well, but the people who’s homes were not effected were allowed to return late Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation, and as a result the fire fighters are asking that people stay away from the area.


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