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Christmas Day House fire in Riversdale

For immediate release: December 26, 2020 - 9:21am
20-16300

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 10:32 pm Christmas Day reporting a house fire with flames impinging upon a neighbouring home on the 400 block Avenue I South.  Dispatched to the scene were four engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

 

First arriving firefighters confirmed a house fully involved with fire and a neighbouring home also caught fire.  They began to deliver water though window openings.  Once the second house fire was brought under control a search of the interior determined the house to be vacant.

 

Shortly after 11:00 pm the house with to most severe fire was brought under control to the degree where firefighters could enter and begin the search for occupants.  All occupants were now accounted for outside the home.  There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

 

The cause remains under investigation.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.