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House fire in Buena Vista

For immediate release: December 13, 2020 - 9:10am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 6:54 pm on December 12, 2020 report a fire in a house in the 100 block of 8th Street East.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, one ladder, one rescue, the battalion chief and fire investigator.

The first crews arrived in less that four minute and observed smoke coming from a second-floor window of a three storey house.  The first firefighters to enter the building searched for occupants and discovered the fire in a second-floor bedroom.

It was confirmed the occupants exited the home after being alerted by the smoke alarm.  There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters.

It took firefighters until 7:27 pm to bring the fire under control that resulted in extensive damage throughout the second and third floors.  The last firefighters left the scene at 10:47 pm after confirming the fire was entirely extinguished.

The cause remains under investigation with damages estimated at $150,000.00.