Structure Fire - 300 Block of Avenue J South
At 6:23 p.m. the Saskatoon Fire Department Communications Centre received a report of a house fire in the 300 Block Avenue J South. Caller stated it was unknown if anyone was inside the structure. Four engines, one ladder truck, one rescue unit and the Battalion Chief were dispatched. On arrival, it was reported that the structure was heavily charged with black smoke. Interior suppression and entry were made by fire crews from the front and back door of the structure. Fire declared under control at 6:53 p.m. Firefighters are completing searches for occupants which is standard practice. Overhaul has begun on the structure to ensure any "hot spots" get fully extinguished.
The Fire Investigator has been dispatched and is responding to the fire scene at this time to conduct a cause and origin fire investigation. Estimate of fire damage at this time is $100,000.