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Structure fire - 100 Block of Avenue I South

For immediate release: August 6, 2022 - 8:55am

At 5:27 a.m. on August 6, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department to a structure fire in the 100 block of Avenue I South.  Three fire engines, one ladder unit, one rescue unit and the Battalion chief were dispatched.  First arriving fire crews reported a single storey duplex on fire.   Structure was reported as vacant at the time of the fire.  All incoming fire crews were assigned tactical duties on their arrival.  Firefighters began an interior attack on the fire.  Utility services were shut down for scene safety.  At 5:38 a.m., the roof was identified as deflecting in a downward direction.  Searches were done on both sides of the duplex to ensure no persons were inside.  This fire was brought under control at 5:47 a.m. 

No injuries to firefighters or civilians resulted from this fire.  The fire crews have now returned to their respective stations.  

Our Fire Investigator has concluded the fire investigation.  Cause of the fire is suspicious.  A rear door to one unit was broken into and a fire started in a closet on the main floor living room.  Fire extended from the closet into the attic and roof.  Damage is estimated at $150,000.  Police Investigators will continue their portion of the investigation into this suspicious fire.