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At approximately 8:32 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to an unknown substance located behind 1715 Idylwyld Drive North.
The Saskatoon Fire Department and Emergency Management Organization have responded accordingly with the following units committed to this incident: one fire engine, one haz-mat unit, one decontamination unit, one mobile command unit, and one battalion chief.
Haz-mat crews are working to identify the origin of the substance through a variety of testing processes.
Saskatoon Fire Department responds to Car and Garage fire on 113th Street West
At approximately 5:20 AM the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a report of a car and nearby garage on fire on 113th Street West.
3 Fire Engines, 1 Rescue Unit, 1 Aerial Ladder Truck, and 1 Battalion Chief responded.
Upon arrival fire crews found 2 vehicles fully involved as well as the exterior of the garage.
Crews performed a quick attack and had the fire under control in under 10 minutes.
Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 11:23 pm reporting smoke and a burning smell at the Anytime Fitness at 300 Confederation Dr.
At 5:48 am this morning, the Saskatoon fire department received multiple 911 calls reporting a garage on fire behind 1713 ave G north. Three engine companies, one ladder truck, a heavy rescue truck and battalion chef were dispatched to the scene.
Enroute crews reported seeing flames and smoke coming from the area.
At 10:37 PM, Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a house fire on Verbeke Court. Three Engines, one Ladder Company, one Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched.
Saskatoon Fire Department responds to a basement apartment fire on Confederation Drive
At 07:20 this evening The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a basement fire on the 700 block of Confederation Drive.
Three Engines an Aerial Ladder a Heavy Rescue Truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.
The Saskatoon Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors of safe practices when purchasing, enjoying, and disposing of fireworks. This Labour Day, Monday, September 2nd, low-hazard fireworks can only be discharged on private property between the hours of dusk and 11:00 p.m.
Residents and visitors are reminded of the risks and obligations associated with fireworks:
At approximately 1206 a.m Saskatoon fire Department responded to a structure fire at Anderson Paving. Saskatoon Fire Department dispatched 3 pumpers, 1 rescue truck, 1 aerial apparatus along with a battalion chief to the scene where there was heavy smoke visible from the second level of the building. Crew did size up of the building and used an offensive attack. Crew breached the door and attacked the fire while encountering heavy smoke as well as intense heat. Fire was found on the second floor. Fire was under control in approximately 30 minutes.
At approximately 01:49 this morning the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting flames showing from a structure in the alleyway behind the 1400 Block of Avenue C North. Three Fire Engines, one Ladder Truck, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched to the incident.
The Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a house fire in the 1000 Block of Avenue F North at approximately 6:16 this evening. Three Fire Engines, one Ladder Truck, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched to the incident.
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At approximately 6:13 A.M. The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a 2 vehicle MVC where one vehicle was reported to have rolled on it's roof. One engine, one heavy rescue and a battalion chief responded to this incident, crews stabilized and de-energized the vehicle and extricated the lone occupant by removing a door using the hydraulic tools. The occupant was checked for injuries by the fire department paramedics, no injuries where reported on scene, however the driver was transported to hospital for further evaluation.
The Saskatoon Fire Department has concluded at the scene of a water rescue operation near the Victoria Boathouse.
At approximately 5:42 this evening, a firefighter-diver performing a hand search of the river's bottom located the body of a deceased male a short distance from where credible witness reports had identified his last known location as being. Upon recovery and removal of the body from the river, the scene was turned over to the Saskatoon Police Service and the Office of the Chief Coroner for further investigation.
At approximately 1:33 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call alerting to a person in distress in the area of the Victoria Boathouse.
One fire engine, two water rescue units, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. Multiple river users witnessed the submersion of the individual; the initial 911 caller provided a description to fire dispatchers and remained on scene to direct fire department personnel to the individual's last known location.
Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision at 16:20 this afternoon. Dispatch sent two Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief to Avenue C and Circle Drive.
On arrival, Fire crews verified two vehicles involved. One was a small car and the other a passenger van. The occupant of the car had exited the vehicle before arrival of the Fire Department crews. The van was on its side with the single occupant still inside. It was being supported by multiple bystanders to prevent it from rolling further onto its roof.