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Fire behind warehouse - 2500 Block of Jasper Avenue

For immediate release: August 11, 2022 - 11:41am

At 3:24 a.m. on August 11, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call reporting heavy black smoke behind a building in the 2500 Block of Jasper Avenue.  The caller did not know what was on fire.  Three fire engines, one ladder truck, one rescue unit and the Battalion Chief were dispatched.  First arriving fire crew reported a stack of pallets fully involved on fire behind a large structure.  Two fire engines were dedicated to this fire and the other fire crews returned to their stations.  Storage containers that the pallets were located beside were checked for fire and heat extension to their interiors.  Fire damage was contained to the exterior of the storage units.  This fire was brought under control at 3:39 a.m.  

No injuries resulted from this fire.

Our Fire Investigator has concluded the scene examination.  Cause of the fire is suspicious with $1000 damage.  Fire originated in the yard and the stack of pallets.  Police will continue their portion of the investigation.