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City of Saskatoon - News Releases


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.

April 12, 2019 - 8:18pm

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. 

April 12, 2019 - 8:02am

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.

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April 10, 2019 - 8:58pm

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.

April 10, 2019 - 1:52pm

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.

April 8, 2019 - 3:13pm

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

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