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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.
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.
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.
At approximately 2:54 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call from an alarm company indicating a commercial fire signal had been activated on the alarm panel of a business located at 126 Wheeler Street.
Cadets from the Firefighter Introduction Recruitment Experience (F.I.R.E.) program will be conducting a live-fire exercise on the training grounds at Fire Station No. 6, located at 3309 Taylor Street East, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 5, 2019. The exercise is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience to F.I.R.E Cadets on safely using a fire extinguisher.
At approximately 8:13 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke and flame coming from the front of a house located at 1138 Avenue P South. One occupant was reported to have self-evacuated and left the scene.
Three fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. Two fire investigation units were later dispatched to the scene upon confirmation of a working structure fire.
Cadets from the Firefighter Introduction Recruitment Experience (F.I.R.E.) program will be conducting a live-fire exercise on the training grounds at Fire Station No. 6, located at 3309 Taylor Street East, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 3, 2019. The exercise is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience to F.I.R.E Cadets on safely using a fire extinguisher.
With dry conditions across all of Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon Fire Department would like to inform members of the public of provincial resources outlining the current jurisdictional fire bans in Saskatchewan. Additionally, residents are reminded of the requirements and regulations when using private or public fire pits within the City of Saskatoon.
Saskatoon fire department responded to a early morning garage fire at 215 Avenue E South. Trucks from # One hall, # Two hall, and a rescue truck from #Six hall responded to the incident.
At 16:43 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a report of a truck pulling a boat trailer, and they had both slid into the river and become submerged. The incident took place at the public boat launch on Spadina Crescent.
The Fire Department responded with five water trained personnel and the Battalion Chief. Once crews arrived and assessed the scene, the decision to use rescue divers to hook cables up to the trailer first, then the truck, and pull them both out with the use of two tow trucks was agreed upon.
Just before 2:00 PM the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision at 33rd Street and Circle Drive. One Engine, one Rescue Unit, and a Battalion Chief responded.
The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a grass fire at 09:17 this morning. The fire was just West of Chappell Drive. An Engine, Brush truck, Tanker, and the Battalion Chief were initially dispatched.
First arriving crews immediately attacked the main body of the grass fire to gain control of it. A second Brush truck and Tanker were called to assist at the scene to assist with fire extension further to the West. The fire was contained, under control, and extinguished in approximately one hour.
Today, the Saskatoon Fire Department welcomes eleven new firefighters who bring with them a host of knowledge and experience as they begin their careers with the fire service in Saskatoon.
“Each of the eleven firefighters have shown great initiative through prior experience, community involvement, and the thorough recruitment process in preparing to join the Saskatoon Fire Department,” says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl. “Today we celebrate their significant achievement.”
At approximately 1:55 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received an emergency transmission over the radio from a Saskatoon Transit operator reporting a large grass fire in the area of 11th Street West and Fairlight Drive.
One brush truck and one water tanker were immediately dispatched for response.
At approximately 12:56 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a 54-foot shipping container on fire in the yard of 2435 Schuyler Street. Fire dispatchers obtained additional information from the caller for responding fire crews and quickly identified the product inside the shipping container to be a non-hazardous animal byproduct.
Three fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. One fire investigation unit was later requested for response.