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Update - Christmas day House fire in Riversdale

For immediate release: December 28, 2020 - 6:35am

The cause of this fire remains undetermined as the investigation continues.  It is estimated the fire caused $200,000.00 damage to the home and a further $100,000.00 to the neighbouring house.


The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 10:32 pm Christmas Day reporting a house fire with flames impinging upon a neighbouring home on the 400 block Avenue I South.  Dispatched to the scene were four engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

First arriving firefighters confirmed a house fully involved with fire and a neighbouring home also caught fire.  They began to deliver water though window openings.  Once the second house fire was brought under control a search of the interior determined the house to be vacant.

Shortly after 11:00 pm the house with to most severe fire was brought under control to where firefighters could enter and begin the search for occupants.  All occupants were now accounted for.  There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

The cause remains under investigation.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.