Multiple Overnight Garbage/Recycle Bin Fires
The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to five separate reports of garbage or recycling bins on fire between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 5:45 am on February 14, 2020.
2:30 a.m. - one fire engine is dispatched to the 900 block of Avenue J South for reports of a household recycling bin on fire.
4:37 a.m. - one fire engine is dispatched to the 900 block of Avenue J South for reports of a second household recycling bin on fire.
5:30 a.m. - one fire engine is dispatched to the 1400 block of Avenue M South for reports of a commercial garbage bin on fire. While on scene, firefighters are notified of two additional fires a short distance from their location.
5:41 a.m. - firefighters proceed from the 1400 block of Avenue M South to the 1400 block of Wellington Street for reports of two more commercial garbage bins on fire.
Each fire was brought under control and had a loss stopped within approximately 10 minutes of receiving notification of the incident.
All of the five garbage/recycling bin fires are considered to be suspicious in nature.