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House fire on Avenue G South

For immediate release: October 26, 2020 - 9:38am
20-13702

At 03:35 on October 26, 2020 the Saskatoon Fire Department received a single 911 call for a reported structure fire of a vacant home in the 300 block of Avenue G South.  Three engines, a ladder truck, rescue truck and battalion chief were dispatched to the scene.

Crews arrived in 2 minutes, 16 seconds to find a shed fully involved in fire at the rear of a single family home which had been boarded shut.  Fire had extending into the building from the shed.

Fire crews quickly attacked the fire at the rear of the building to gain entry into the home where the fire had extended into the second floor of the building.  Crews search the entire building confirming no one was inside.  The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes of fire crews arriving on scene.

The fire investigator has releases the building to the owner with the completion of the on scene examination.  It has been determined the fire to be incendiary, causing $90,000.00 damage.