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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. 

April 2, 2019 - 6:05pm

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.

April 2, 2019 - 4:44pm

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. 

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April 1, 2019 - 8:14am

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.

April 1, 2019 - 7:58am

Further investigation into this incident has identified that a secondary tenant occupying a separate suite in the home aided in alerting and evacuating a neighbouring tenant from the fire suite. The Saskatoon Fire Department recognizes the heroic actions taken by this individual in ensuring their own safety, as well as that of other community members.

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March 28, 2019 - 5:09pm

A Fire Investigator has found that the fire at 1039 4th Street East was accidental in nature as a result of an unattended candle in a main floor bathroom. The home was equipped with working smoke alarms which woke the home's occupant and alerted to the fire. Damage has been estimated at $80,000.

Smoke alarms, including hard-wired ones, must be replaced every 10 years. Be sure to test your smoke alarms monthly, replacing the batteries annually or as needed throughout the year.

March 26, 2019 - 1:58pm

At approximately 7:28 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a residential house on fire at 1039 4th Street East.

Three Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response. 

March 26, 2019 - 9:15am

Spring has sprung in Saskatoon; with warming weather, the Saskatoon Fire Department advises community members of considerations to make during the freeze-thaw cycle that has been occurring over the past month.

March 25, 2019 - 1:53pm

A Fire Investigator has determined the cause of a fire in suite 1502 at 2503 Louise Street to be accidental in nature as a result of soldering from the on-site construction. Damage was minimal and has been estimated at $200.

The Saskatoon Fire Department has now concluded its involvement in this incident.

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March 22, 2019 - 6:16pm

At approximately 4:02 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible structure fire in a multi-unit apartment complex located at 2503 Louise Street. The caller reported ongoing construction in suite 1502 with the concern that a fire may have ignited behind one of the interior walls.

Three Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response. 

March 22, 2019 - 4:59pm

A Fire Investigator has found that the fire at 131 Primrose Drive was accidental in nature as a result of unattended cooking. Damage to the structure was extensive and has been estimated at $350,000.

The Saskatoon Fire Department has now concluded its involvement in this incident. 

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March 22, 2019 - 4:16pm

At approximately 9:26 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls alerting to a possible structure fire in the area of the Lawson Heights Mall. The callers reported observing black smoke in the area, with Fire Dispatchers working to determine the origin of the smoke as coming from 131 Primrose Drive.

Three Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response.

March 22, 2019 - 11:22am

At approximately 2:25 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call alerting to a vehicle vs. house collision at 1318 Junor Avenue.

Two Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief were immediately dispatched for response.

Upon arrival, fire crews observed a Dodge Journey that had struck a parked Jeep Grand Cherokee, subsequently colliding into the attached garage of a house. The driver was removed without the use of extrication tools and was transported to hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

March 20, 2019 - 3:35pm

At approximately 3:00 this afternoon, water rescue crews conducting sonar scans of the water identified an abnormality below the surface near the Victoria Bridge.

One water rescue diver entered the water at this location. The abnormality was confirmed to be one non-viable patient. A second water rescue diver entered the water to assist with recovery efforts. 

March 14, 2019 - 5:14pm

At approximately 1:45, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to reports of a person in the water in the area between the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge and the Victoria Bridge.

Two Water Rescue Units, one Fire Engine, and one Battalion Chief were immediately dispatched for response. 

Water rescue crews with the Saskatoon Fire Department are using sonar technology to identify any abnormalities in the water that should otherwise not be present. Water rescue divers are currently in the water; however, their search has remained inconclusive.

March 13, 2019 - 4:32pm

Access to electricity in our everyday lives has become natural to many of us; however, the Saskatoon Fire Department advises caution regarding the safe use and care of electrical equipment.

Electrical considerations to make include:

March 13, 2019 - 1:30pm

At approximately 6:27 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call alerting to a single vehicle collision at a rural location near Highway 11 and Melness Road.

Call information prompted the immediate dispatch of two Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief. 

March 11, 2019 - 9:53am

At approximately 10 AM this morning fire crews responded to the report of smoke and alarm bells ringing at 219 Avenue K South.

Three Engines, Ladder truck, Rescue truck, and a Battalion chief arrived on scene to find smoke on the 4th floor and a sprinkler head flowing.

The sprinkler head kept the fire under control until fire crews could extinguish the fire.

A fire investigator was called and determined that the fire was caused by children playing with smoking material.

Damage is estimated at 10,000.  

March 8, 2019 - 11:57am

At approximately 2:38 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke exiting a multi-unit townhouse complex. The source unit was identified as 654 Gladmer Park.

Immediately dispatched were three Fire Engines, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief. 

March 1, 2019 - 5:22pm

At approximately 11:04 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible structure fire at 2225 Speers Avenue.

Immediately dispatched were three Fire Engines, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief. 

March 1, 2019 - 2:05pm

Fire Investigators have determined that the fire, causing an estimated $120,000 in damage to a property located at 310 Cree Crescent, was accidental in nature. A Fire Investigator remains on this case to identify an exact cause. 

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At approximately 4:00 a.m. the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at 310 Cree Crescent. 3 fire engines, 1 aerial , 1 rescue truck, and a Battalion chief  responded to the incident.

March 1, 2019 - 1:44pm

At approximately 4:00 am the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at 310 Cree Crescent. 3 fire engines, 1 aerial , 1 rescue truck, and a Battalion chief  responded to the incident.

It took crews approximately 30 minutes to get the fire under control. Damage is estimated at $120,000 which includes building and contents. Fire investigators are on scene to determine cause and origin. 

 

March 1, 2019 - 7:05am

At approximately 1:00 pm Saskatoon Fire Department responded to the intersection of Circle Drive and Avenue C.N for a reported semi trailer that had rolled on its side. Two fire engines, one rescue truck, and a Battalion Chief responded to the incident. First arriving Officer had to determine what the cargo was to rule out any dangerous goods on board and to check for injuries. The cargo was industrial parts and there were no injuries reported. One Engine remained on scene until the scene was deemed safe.

 

February 25, 2019 - 4:09pm

The Investigator for the house fire earlier today at 3360 - 33rd Street West has concluded the fire to be incendiary.

Total damage is valued at $250,000, including both the house and the camper.

 

February 21, 2019 - 8:21pm

At approximately 1:55 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible house on fire at 124 Avenue S South. 

Three Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene. 

February 21, 2019 - 3:08pm

At approximately 12:07 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a recreational vehicle on fire in the driveway of a house located at 3360 33rd Street West. 

Three Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were immediately dispatched for response. 

February 21, 2019 - 2:09pm

At approximately 7:40 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department was dispatched to a multi-vehicle collision on Circle Drive near Valley Road. 

Upon receiving the call, two Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene. One Assistant Chief traveling in the area received the dispatch transmission and also responded to aid in establishing scene safety.

February 21, 2019 - 9:25am

  At approximately 8:24 Sunday evening the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at 115 Ave O S.

  Three fire engines, one aerial ladder truck, one heavy rescue truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched. On arrival crews found a second floor apartment fully involved with fire and the building full of smoke. Arriving crews received several reports of people trapped in the building. One additional fire engine was dispatched.

February 11, 2019 - 12:54am

At approximately 5:19 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a house on fire at 5371 Strathcona Avenue in Corman Park. 

Two fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one brush truck, one water tanker, and one Battalion Chief responded to the scene. Fire Dispatchers worked to obtain additional information for responding crews, identifying that two cats and one dog remained trapped inside. All occupants of the home had exited before the arrival of the first fire crew.

February 4, 2019 - 11:11am

At approximately 12:17 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call alerting to a possible hazardous concern in a suite on the second floor of a multi-unit apartment complex on Pendygrasse Road.

One Fire Engine was dispatched to investigate the concern. Upon arrival, it was determined that to ensure public safety and that of responders, additional crews would be required; dispatched were one Haz-Mat Unit, one Decontamination Unit, one Mobile Command Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, and one Battalion Chief.

January 31, 2019 - 4:57pm

At approximately 01:30 the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting smoke in a house at 210 Ave E North. Three engine companies, one ladder truck, a heavy rescue and a Battalion Chief responded to the call.  On arrival three people were waiting outside for the fire department. Fire crews entered the house and found a fire in the basement which they quickly extinguished.

No injuries were reported at this fire.

 The fire is under investigation and there is no damage estimate at this time.

January 30, 2019 - 2:31am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 10:20 a.m. reporting a mobile home fire at Leisureland trailer park.  Dispatched to the scene were five fire apparatus, including a water tanker.  The first arriving officer observed heavy smoke and considerable amount of flame from within the home.  Once assured there were no occupants, fire crews committed to protecting neighbouring buildings and delivering water into the home.

January 29, 2019 - 3:34pm

Update:

The Investigation of this fire has been concluded and has determined the cause to be accidental due to a portable heater.

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Pet Rescued from House Fire at 1136 Elliot Street.

At 3:45 this afternoon The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a house was on fire with smoke coming from the front door at 1136 Elliot Street. 

Three Engines, an Aerial Ladder, a Heavy Rescue Truck, and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

January 23, 2019 - 6:11am

Pet Rescued from House Fire at 1136 Elliot Street.

At 3:45 this afternoon The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a house was on fire with smoke coming from the front door at 1136 Elliot Street. 

Three Engines, an Aerial Ladder, a Heavy Rescue Truck, and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

January 23, 2019 - 5:37am

One lane of Highway 11 southbound has now been opened to public access.

Speed and traffic restrictions will remain in place until the incident is cleared. Obey all direction.

Follow the Saskatchewan Highway Hotline for further updates on the road closures in the area of the derailment site.

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The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has authorized clean-up operations to begin at the derailment site on Highway 11 North of Saskatoon. 

January 22, 2019 - 6:03pm

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has authorized clean-up operations to begin at the derailment site on Highway 11 North of Saskatoon. 

The rail crossing over the southbound lanes has already been cleared - a secondary locomotive was able to move the unaffected rail cars away from the scene. Crews are now working to ensure the area is safe in order to allow heavy equipment to start moving the derailed cars. 

The initial locomotive that was heavily involved in fire was fully extinguished by 1:00 p.m.

January 22, 2019 - 4:49pm

At approximately 9:26 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a train that had derailed at Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road. 

The Saskatoon Fire Department and the Emergency Measures Organization were immediately dispatched to the scene with multiple units.

January 22, 2019 - 12:37pm

Saskatoon Fire Department assists in Evacuation of multi-family residence at 1310 20th Street.

At 2:28 this afternoon The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a water leak at 1310 20th Street. 

One Engine an Aerial Ladder the Mobil Command Unit a Fire Inspector and a Battalion Chief responded to the scene.

Crews arrived at the 7 storey property and found a water line had ruptured and flooded the electrical room.  This resulted in the power being cut to the building and an evacuation was necessary.

January 20, 2019 - 6:31pm

Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls at 6:47 pm, reporting smoke in the hall way at this four story apartment building. Three Engines, One ladder, one Rescue truck and the Battalion Chief responded to this scene.

On arrival the first Engine found heavy smoke coming from a main floor apartment, the crew started to evacuate the building then entered the suite to search for occupants, none were found.

January 19, 2019 - 10:43pm

Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call just before 03:00 AM ,reporting a house on fire at 201 26th Street West. Three Engines, one Ladder Company, one Rescue Unit, and the Battalion Chief responded to the scene.

Crews arrived on scene in less than four minutes.  Smoke and flame were visible coming from the rear of the house with upper level involvement as well. The house was boarded up and appeared to be vacant.

January 19, 2019 - 7:14am

Saskatoon Fire Department received a call just before 02:00 AM reporting a garage on fire at 1631 Avenue C North. Three Engines, one Ladder company, one Rescue Unit and the Battalion Chief responded to the scene.

January 19, 2019 - 6:29am

At approximately 11:40 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a detached garage on fire at 323 Nemeiben Road. 

January 17, 2019 - 2:24pm

Saskatoon Fire Department responds to a House Fire at 313 Greenbryre Lane in Corman Park.

At 02:10 this morning The Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a house was on fire at 313 Greenbryre Lane in Corman Park. 

Three Engines, two Water Tankers an Aerial Ladder a Heavy Rescue Truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

January 17, 2019 - 7:03am

With winter in Saskatchewan, we’re never sure what to expect – the Saskatoon Fire Department understands that plugging in your vehicle may become a priority as extreme cold temperatures move in.

When looking to plug your vehicle in this winter, ensure you are keeping yourself, your family, and your community safe by giving proper consideration to your process. Warming your vehicle’s engine in extreme cold temperatures involves a multitude of electrical components; all of which must be properly maintained and are susceptible to varying degrees of deterioration.

January 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

At approximately 9:53 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department and the Emergency Measures Organization responded to reports of a hazardous materials exposure at Parkridge Centre, located at 110 Gropper Crescent.

One Fire Engine, one Haz-Mat Unit, one Decontamination Unit, one Battalion Chief, and a Mobile Command Unit were initially dispatched to the scene. Fire Dispatchers identified for responding fire crews that the reported hazardous material involved was chlorine gas, a toxic and corrosive material.

January 8, 2019 - 12:36pm

House Fire at 613 Avenue H South causes house next door to ignite.

At 12:33 this afternoon The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a house was on fire at 613 Avenue H South. 

Three Engines an Aerial Ladder a Heavy Rescue Truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

January 5, 2019 - 3:02pm

House Fire at 311 Avenue S South

At 10:04 The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a house was on fire at 311 Avenue S South. 

Three Engines an Aerial Ladder a Rescue Truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

January 5, 2019 - 12:09pm

At approximately 09:56 pm Saskatoon Fire Department responded to reported fire on the outside of house at 711 Ave E North. First responding Engine company  found flames showing at rear of a two and half story vacant house with boarded up doors and windows. Firefighters started a transitional attack and extinguished flames on the outside of house.

January 4, 2019 - 4:24am

At approximately 1:30 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call alerting to a two vehicle MVA at the corner of Ave S.S and 19th St W. with possible entrapment.

The Saskatoon Fire Department immediately dispatched one Fire Engine, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief to the scene. 

January 2, 2019 - 3:01pm

At approximately 6:20 this evening the Saskatoon Fire Department received several 911 calls for a apartment fire at 127 Avenue U South. Three engine companies, 1 ladder truck and one rescue truck were dispatched to the scene.  

December 29, 2018 - 11:14pm

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