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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

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