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Alarm Bells ringing in the 200 Block Avenue K South

For immediate release: May 28, 2022 - 4:45am
22-07778

On May 28, 2022 at 3:19 a.m., the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received a call from an alarm monitoring company.  The report was for a signal to the alarm company of a fire alarm activated in the 200 Block of Avenue K South.  Three fire engines and a ladder truck responded to the call.  On arrival, the first arriving fire crew reported a four storey building with no signs or indication of fire from the exterior.  Entry was made into the building and all floors were searched and a pulled pull station in the hallway of the 2nd floor was located.  This was a false alarm and a person had intentionally pulled the pull station.  This person was located and the Saskatoon Police Service handled the person's misuse of the fire alarm system.  Fire crews reset the fire alarm and ensured the residents had their alert system ready to warn them.  SFD firefighters returned to station ready for the next call for service.

Misuse of the fire protection systems is an offense and person(s) may be charged for tampering with these vital and life saving systems.

Incident 22-07767, 300 Block of 108th Street West:  fire crews remain on scene at this time, extinguishing flare ups and checking for hot spots.

The members of your Saskatoon Fire Department are proud to serve and committed to our community's safety.