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UPDATE: Multiple Overnight Garbage/Recycle Bin Fires

For immediate release: February 14, 2020 - 4:48pm
20-017546/52/55

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to three additional garbage/recycling bin fires in the afternoon of February 14, 2020.

Incident Timeline:

12:42 p.m. - one fire engine is dispatched to the 1200 block of 19th Street West for reports of a garbage pile on fire.

2:29 p.m. - one fire engine is re-deployed from a suspicious structure fire in the 100 block of Avenue N South to the 100 block of Avenue M South for reports of a household recycling bin on fire.

2:43 p.m. - one fire engine is dispatched to the 500 block of 20th Street West for reports of a commercial recycling bin on fire. 

All three of these additional garbage/recycling bin fires are considered to be suspicious in nature. 

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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.

Incident Timeline:

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.