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Garage Destroyed by fire

For immediate release: October 22, 2019 - 6:27am

Garage Fire 308 Avenue J North.

At 03:12 this morning The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a dumpster was on fire on the 300 block of Avenue J N. 

A single Engine was dispatched to the incident, and discovered it was a garage that was on involved. The Incident Commander upgraded the call which added 2 Engines an Aerial Ladder and a Battalion Chief.

The first arriving crew found heavy smoke and flames coming from the double detached garage. They also had to deal with a large tree that caught fire and was dispersing burning leaves downwind. A single attack hose lines was used to protect adjacent structures until the remaining crews arrived. As the other crews arrived, the hydrant was prepped, and more attack lines were added to control the main fire. The fire was under control in 25 minutes.

An arcing power line was also a concern for the crew; City of Saskatoon light and power crews were contacted to assist with the affected power lines.

No occupants were found and no injuries were reported as a result of this fire.

A Fire Investigation Unit was called to the scene and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. 

There is no damage estimate at this time.