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Equipment Fire - Range Road 3043 and Township Road 382

For immediate release: September 30, 2020 - 10:06pm

At approximately 6:03 p.m. on September 30, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received notification from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) that a piece of hay and forage baling equipment was on fire in a rural yard northeast of Saskatoon near Range Road 3043 and Township Road 382. A 911 caller on scene also reported surrounding grass on fire and one nearby structure to be potentially threatened by flames. One fire engine, two water tankers, two brush trucks, and one battalion chief responded. 

Firefighters arrived on scene and positioned themselves to immediately protect surrounding exposures. Fire crews operating brush trucks moved across the rural terrain extinguishing flames throughout the yard; a consistent water supply was shuttled to the fire scene using water tankers. The fire was quickly brought under control with assistance from the local community. Firefighters concluded their work on scene and returned to their stations by about 9:11 p.m.. There were no structures lost or damaged as a result of this incident and no injuries were reported.

As this area is outside of the Saskatoon Fire Department's investigative jurisdiction, a cause and damage estimate will not be provided.