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Regina heritage building requires deconstruction after blaze

DCN-JOC News Services
Regina heritage building requires deconstruction after blaze
@Regina_Fire TWITTER - Firefighters responded on the morning of Sept 24 to a fire at the Gordon Block, a heritage building in Regina. Deconstruction is necessary to fully extinguish the fire.

REGINA – A Regina heritage building is coming down after it was consumed by fire on Sept. 24.

Regina Fire and Protective Services received a call at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sept. 24 for reports of a fire at 2170 12th Ave. at the Gordon Block, a heritage property built in 1912. It was determined building deconstruction would be necessary to completely extinguish the fire, complete a search and
investigation of the building, and ensure public safety, reads a City of Regina news release.

Crews were onsite on Sept 25.

Currently crews are removing lighting on the plaza and the art installation on the building to prepare for work and “during deconstruction, character defining heritage property elements will be preserved as much as possible. Rig mats will be placed on the plaza to prevent damage to the stone,” the release said.

A demolition company has been contracted by the building’s owner to perform the deconstruction with oversight from Regina Fire and Protective Services.

Residents are asked to maintain distance as large equipment and trucking will be coming in and out of the area as work is completed, the release said, and the City of Regina is working with the Regina Farmers’ Market, event organizers for National Truth and Reconciliation on Saturday, Sept. 30, as well as organizers of the Zombie Walk on Sunday, Oct. 1 to adapt event plans as needed.

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