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Saskatoon Fire - News Releases

City of Saskatoon - News Releases

At Approximately 1:16 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a smell of smoke in the Western Development Museum.

Three fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder and one battalion chief were dispatched to the incident.

July 21, 2019 - 3:53pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department knows that working carbon monoxide alarms save lives.

Carbon monoxide alarms are intended to alert you to the possibility of an odourless, colourless, tasteless, and poisonous gas in your home. Be sure to become familiar with the sound of your carbon monoxide alarm.

“Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area and are most effective when interconnected throughout your home,” says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl.  

July 11, 2019 - 1:53pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department wishes to advise members of the public of a closed family function with Brayden Schenn of the St. Louis Blues and the Stanley Cup that is occurring at Fire Station No. 1 on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Restrictions will be in place at Fire Station No. 1 for the duration of this function and members of the public will not be provided entry.

It is requested that consideration is given to the wishes of the Schenn family, allowing Brayden time to celebrate with his dad, Acting Battalion Chief Jeff Schenn, among friends and family.

July 5, 2019 - 11:24am

At approximately 1040 this evening Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a fully involved shed fire at the rear of 216 Ave F S. Fire was quickly extinguished by fire personnel.  There was a small extension onto a neighboring shed which was also quickly extinguished. Crew was on scene for close to an hour doing overhaul and extinguishing hot spots. A Fire investigator was called to the scene and was still determining a cause and getting a damage estimate

July 4, 2019 - 12:21am

At approximately 2 am this morning, The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire in the basement in a house at 204 Ave. E South. Three Engine Company's, an Aerial Ladder, a Rescue Engine and a Battalion Chief responded. Crews made a quick interior offensive attack and extinguished the fire. A search was conducted and there were no occupants found in the home. 

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

There was a Fire Investigator called out to the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Damage estimated at $50,000

June 29, 2019 - 4:12am

The Saskatoon Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors of safe practices for purchasing, enjoying, and disposing of fireworks. This Canada Day, Monday, July 1st, low-hazard fireworks can only be discharged on private property between the hours of dusk and 11:00 p.m.

Low-hazard fireworks are designed for public recreational use and include roman candles and sparklers, among others, and travel less than 50m (160ft) high.

June 27, 2019 - 10:07am

At 2:50 pm Sunday afternoon, Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a reported two vehicle MVA on the Broadway Bridge.

One Engine, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and a Battalion Chief responded to the scene. 

On arrival,  paramedics from the engine  assessed the occupants from the vehicles and determined there were no serious injuries.

Fire crews had to use the winch from the Rescue Engine to pull the vehicle away from the concrete barricade to enable one occupant to exit the vehicle.

The engine crew assisting with debris and fluid clean up.

June 16, 2019 - 4:07pm

At 23:15 Friday night, Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a report of two passenger vehicles fully involved in fire, up against a business in the North end. The incident occurred at 854 47th Street East. Three Engines, one Ladder Company, one Heavy Rescue unit, and the Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

June 15, 2019 - 12:38am

The Saskatoon Fire Department advises members of the public that the South Saskatchewan River’s water level is low as a result of reduced discharge rates.

Recently, the Government of Canada has recorded the primary water level on the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatoon to be approximately 2.1 metres with a discharge rate averaging between 70 and 80 cubic metres per second.

June 14, 2019 - 1:27pm

Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 6:26 am reporting a street sweeper on fire in a shed at City Yards on Ontario Avenue.  Dispatched to the scene were tree engine companies, a ladder company, a rescue company, a battalion  chief and a fire investigator. First arriving officer on site observed heavy smoke showing coming from a vehicle shed and committed fire crews to investigate.  Advancing hose lines, fire crews entered the

June 14, 2019 - 7:56am

Just before six O'clock this evening, the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision at 8th Street and Eastlake Avenue. One Engine and one Rescue Unit  were dispatched. 

On arrival, the Engine crew assessed the scene and quickly determined the two occupants from one of the vehicles had already safely exited and were uninjured. The driver of the second vehicle had also exited but had left the scene. It is unknown if the driver had received any injuries. 

June 13, 2019 - 6:52pm

Saskatoon Fire Department responds to a house fire at 121 Avenue X South.

At approximately 7 am this morning, The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a house on Ave X South. Three Engine Company’s, an Aerial Ladder, and a Rescue Engine responded. Crews made a quick offensive attack and extinguished the fire. A search was conducted and there were no occupants found in the home.  

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

There was a Fire Investigator called to the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

June 13, 2019 - 8:19am

Saskatoon Fire Department is responding to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Ave X South.  Smoke was reported from a house by a passing City of Saskatoon Transit supervisor resulting in the dispatch of 3 engine companies, a ladder company a rescue company and a battalion chief. 

First arriving officer observed heavy smoke coming from and house and order fire crews to investigate.  Fire crews are actively suppressing the fire and searching for any occupants.

No damage estimates of fire cause available at this time.

June 13, 2019 - 7:13am

Today, 20 high school students will successfully graduate from the Firefighter Introduction Recruitment Experience (F.I.R.E.) Cadet Program. Each of these students has demonstrated responsibility, respect, teamwork, community involvement, pride, and leadership to get to this point.

June 11, 2019 - 3:07pm

A fire investigator has found the cause of a fire that occurred on June 5, 2019 at a business located at 126 Wheeler Street to be accidental in nature as a result of the inadequate maintenance of an aluminum dust collection appliance. It is believed that static electricity sparked the ignition of the aluminum dust as it passed through a filtration system.

June 6, 2019 - 9:56am