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27-year-old Regina woman charged with attempted murder after alleged arson

Fire crews work on a house fire on the 900 block Rae Street in Regina on Jan. 2. (Regina Fire and Protective Services. - image credit)
Fire crews work on a house fire on the 900 block Rae Street in Regina on Jan. 2. (Regina Fire and Protective Services. - image credit)

A 27-year-old Regina woman has been charged with attempted murder stemming from an alleged arson.

Regina Fire and Protective Services was called to a fire on 900 block Rae Street on Jan. 2.

Fire crews found heavy flames on the upper floor, but were able to get the fire out.

They then searched the house and found no one inside.

A fire that started on January 2, 2024 on 900 block Rae Street was contained by the Regina Fire and Rescue Services.
A fire that started on January 2, 2024 on 900 block Rae Street was contained by the Regina Fire and Rescue Services.

Firefighters found a lot of fire on the top floor, but managed to contain it. (Regina Fire and Protective Services.)

A few hours later, at approximately 3:15 p.m. CST, police got a call about an assault on the 900 block of Rae Street.

Officers met with a woman who told them she had been assaulted a few hours earlier at the home where the fire happened. She told police that the suspect had forced her into the bathroom, closed the door, then set fire to the house.

The victim was able to safely escape without further injury, police said.

After investigation, police charged the 27-year-old woman with attempted murder.

She made her first appearance in court at the Regina Provincial Court House on January 19th.