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Vehicle Fire - 500 block of 5th Avenue North

For immediate release: August 1, 2020 - 11:17am
20-09611

At around 12:49 a.m. on August 1, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received many 911 calls reporting a vehicle on fire near a building in the 500 block of 5th Avenue North. One fire engine, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded. 

Arriving on scene in less than four minutes, firefighters immediately deployed a hose line and used the fire engine's on-board water supply to extinguish a fully involved GMC truck. Fire crews searched the truck and confirmed there to be no occupants inside. Minor heat damage occurred to the building as a result of this fire; the truck will be a total loss.

A fire investigator has confirmed the fire to have originated in the engine compartment and has estimated the damage to be approximately $15,000.