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Maintenance Garage Fire

For immediate release: November 1, 2020 - 2:40pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 12:54 pm reporting smoke in the 1900 block of Saskatchewan Avenue.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, a rescue, a battalion chief and a fire investigator.

The first arriving firefighters observed smoke coming from the roof line on all four side of a large industrial building.  Fire crews were committed to enter the building and encountered heavy smoke.  Progressing further inside accessing a mezzanine and encountering extreme heat.  Incident command observed fire breaking through the roof and ordered all interior crews to vacate the building.

Large hose lines were advanced to apply additional volumes of water into burned through opening in the roof.

Firefighters remain on scene battling the fire.

Further updates will be sent out as information becomes available.