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Fire in a Condo Unit - 300 Block of Kingsmere Boulevard

For immediate release: September 23, 2022 - 11:54am
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At 10:57 p.m. on September 22, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call for a fire in the suite on the 3rd floor of a multi-residential structure in the 300 Block of Kingsmere Boulevard.  Four fire engines, a ladder truck, a rescue unit and the Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.  First arriving fire crews reported to all incoming crews that there was smoke showing from a third floor window.  All incoming fire crews were assigned their tactical duties.  The fire alarm was ringing but evacuation of the building was not complete.  The Saskatoon Police Service assisted fire crews in completing evacuation and keeping everyone out of the building.  Firefighters were quick to begin extinguishing the fire.     

This fire was brought under control at 11:38 p.m.  One dog was rescued by firefighters but two cats did not survive.  Occupants were alerted to the fire in the unit by their smoke alarm.  They attempted to extinguish the fire which was too large for a fire extinguisher.  Occupants called 9-1-1 and our fire dispatcher advised them to evacuate. 

A Fire Investigator was requested and conducted a cause and origin scene examination.  Fire originated in the bathroom and spread into the remainder of the unit.  Fire is still under investigation and no determination has been established yet.  Damage is estimated at $325,000.  Two units were deemed not habitable from the effects of the fire. 

Occupants who were displaced are safely re-housed.  No injuries to firefighters or residents occurred as a result of this fire.