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Fire in fireworks business on Central Avenue

For immediate release: November 6, 2019 - 2:16am
19-13745

On Tuesday Nov. 5th, 2019 at approximately 9:12 p.m. the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a structure fire in the 900 blk of Central Ave.  Callers reported smoke coming from a fireworks business.  A total of 5 engines, 1 heavy rescue, 1 aerial ladder, a battalion chief and a fire investigator responded through out the duration of the incident.  Initial arriving crews found smoke coming from the roof and front of the building.  Crews made on offensive interior attack in an attempt to locate the seat of the fire.  Once crews were inside they encountered heavy smoke and reported zero visibility and had to deal with the fireworks exploding all around them.  The building gas and power were disconnected as a precaution.  Police blocked off the streets around the fire scene and neighbouring businesses were also evacuated.  The stubborn fire was under control in 2 hrs and 19 minutes. 

A fire investigator is currently on scene trying to determine a cause.  At this time no damage estimate is available.

There were no injuries as a result of this fire.