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At approximately 11:43 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a single 911 call reporting a deck on fire at 44 Lindsay Drive.
Three Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for immediate response.
A large brush fire south-west of Saskatoon along Strathcona Avenue was brought under control late into the evening on April 16, 2019; the under control was called at around 8:50 p.m., constituting a total burn time of approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes.
At approximately 2:04 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting trees on fire in a yard near Riverside Estates, a rural neighbourhood adjacent to Strathcona Avenue.
Three Fire Engines, three Brush Trucks, two Water Tankers, two Battalion Chiefs, and two Assistant Chiefs have been dispatched for response. Additional Fire Engines will be dispatched throughout the duration of the incident to relieve fire crews working on scene.
At approximately 2:54 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a person in the water near the Circle Drive Bridge.
Two Fire Engines, one Water Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response. Fire Dispatchers worked with the callers on scene to obtain a description and approximate location of the individual for responding water rescue crews. The Water Rescue Unit deployed one boat onto the river for the retrieval of the lone individual.
Saskatoon Fire Department received reports of two vehicle MVC just before four O'clock this afternoon. A passenger van had rolled onto its side with reports of trapped occupants and unknown injuries.
Two Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and a Battalion Chief responded. On arrival, a van was on its side and it was immediately verified by Fire crews that the occupant had self extricated.
There were no reports of injuries from any persons involved.
Fire crews completed fluid and debris clean-up before leaving the scene.
At approximately 12:33 this afternoon the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call from a passer by reporting a large grass/brush fire near the intersection of Hwy. 14 West and Range Road 3074. One Engine company, one Brush Truck and one Tanker Truck responded to this area. Upon leaving city limits the senior officer reported heavy smoke west of the city being blow by a strong South wind gusting to 48 kph.
At approximately 4:15 this afternoon, The Saskatoon Fire Department received a call reporting a large grass fire North East of Saskatoon.
One Fire Engine, two Brush Trucks and two Water Tankers were dispatched to the incident.
First arriving apparatus found a large grass fire located between two residential yards. Fire crews brought the fire under control within 30 minutes. Two small out buildings were destroyed by the fire and a third out building received some fire damage. The fire was contained to approximately 5 acres.
At approximately 4:45 A.M. on Friday April 12, 2019, the Saskatoon Fire Department received one 911 call reporting a house fire at 534 Wollaston Terrace. Three engines, one aerial and one heavy rescue responded to the call and found a home and attached garage fully involved with fire.
A Fire Investigator has determined that the fire at 130 Avenue U South was accidental in nature as a result of a faulty electrical receptacle. A short in the wiring configuration subsequently resulted in the ignition of a nearby mattress. Damage has been estimated at $80,000.
Fire Investigators have since cleared the scene and the Saskatoon Fire Department has concluded its involvement in this incident.
At approximately 12:56 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a mattress on fire in an upstairs bedroom of a residential house located at 130 Avenue U South.
Three Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response.
Upon arrival, all occupants had self-evacuated from the residence with no reported injuries or complications. Utility technicians were requested to shut off services to the house, creating a safer work environment for fire crews.
At approximately 1:39 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a two vehicle collision on the Traffic Bridge.
One Fire Engine, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response. Upon arrival of the first responding fire crew, a Mini Cooper with two occupants and a Ford Escape with a lone occupant appeared to have collided head-on. It was determined that extrication would be required to remove one occupant from the Mini Cooper.
At approximately 4:36 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible house on fire at 437 Avenue C South.
Three Fire Engines, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response. Fire crews arrived on scene in less than three minutes.
Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting smoke from a home on the 400 block Ave C South. Dispatched to the scene are 3 Engines, 1 ladder, 1 Rescue and the Battalion Chief. First arriving officer observed smoke coming from the home. Fire crews are currently preparing to enter the home to fight the fire.
Update to follow.
Fire Investigators have concluded that a fire damaging two homes in the 100 block of Saguenay Drive was caused by hot ashes from a fire pit that had been incorrectly disposed of in a garbage dumpster located between the two houses. Damage has been estimated at $400,000.00 to the south house, as well as an additional $100,000.00 to the neighbouring house.
The Saskatoon Fire Department has now concluded its involvement in this incident.
The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 2:45 pm on Sunday afternoon reporting an attached garage fire. Dispatched to the scene were 3 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Rescue and a Battalion Chief. The first arriving fire officer observed fire between two homes and smoke venting to the eaves of each. While directing fire crews to attack the fire also called for a fire investigator. The fire was quickly knocked down however the extension of fire into the attic proved to be a challenge. A second alarm was called to bring additional resources to the scene to assist with extinguishment.