Police assist in suspicious fire and natural gas leak

(Herald file photo)

The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) assisted in a suspicious fire and a natural gas leak on Sunday.

Police were called at about 7 p.m. to a vacant building on the 2100 block of 5th Avenue West.

Officers helped the Prince Albert Fire Department after a report of a suspicious fire.

A news release said no one was in the building at the time.

Shortly after, at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers were called to help SaskEnergy and the Prince Albert Fire Department in a reported ruptured gas line.

The incident happened while a resident was doing yard work on the 100 block of MacDowall Crescent.

They evacuated surrounding homes and no one was injured.

These incidents were two out of 237 calls the police responded to between Friday evening and Monday morning. The majority of them were for intoxication and disturbances.