Confirmed Structure Fire - 1827 Avenue D North
At approximately 8:27 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a duplex on fire at 1827 Avenue D North.
Three fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were immediately dispatched for response.
Upon arrival of the first responding fire crew, heavy smoke was observed exiting the lower level of the duplex. Fire crews immediately softened the fire from the exterior before making entry to the fire suite to continue extinguishment. Firefighters shut off the gas to the house, while fire dispatchers requested utility technicians to shut off remaining utilities. Upon entry, it was determined that the reported duplex was actually a fourplex; fire crews performed searches of each of the four suites, finding no remaining occupants or pets inside.
Fire crews have established ventilation and are using electric fans to clear the fourplex of remaining smoke and carbon monoxide.
The fire is believed to be suspicious in nature; however, a fire investigator is working to confirm a cause. A damage estimate is not available at this time.
There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.
The Saskatoon Police Service has traffic restrictions in place and members of the public are being asked to avoid the area.