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Update - Garage fire on Gathercole Crescent

For immediate release: January 3, 2021 - 8:51pm
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The fire investigator has completed their examination of the fire scene and determined this fire was caused by a malfunctioning electrical extension cord and that resulted in an estimated $70,000.00 damage.

 

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The Saskatoon Fire Department received 911 calls at 2:53 pm Sunday January 3, 2021, reporting fire in a garage on Gathercole Crescent.  Callers reported flames coming from an attached garage in the 200 block.

 

Dispatched to attend are 3 engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.  The first arriving firefighters advanced hose lines to begin knocking down flames and battled fire extending into the roof.  A search of the home confirmed occupants were safely out of the house.  The are no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.

 

The fire investigator remains on scene working to determine the cause of the fire.  Further information will be provided once it becomes available.