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Saskatoon Fire - News Releases

City of Saskatoon - News Releases


At approximately 6:32 p.m. on July 5, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting multiple persons in distress in the South Saskatchewan River near the Gordie Howe Bridge and the Queen Elizabeth Power Station. Two fire engines, two water rescue units, and one battalion chief were immediately dispatched for response.

July 6, 2020 - 10:11am

At 1157 hours, Saskatoon Fire Communications Center received emergency calls for a person in distress in the South Saskatchewan River.  The person was reported as being swept with the fast moving current towards the weir.  One fire engine, one water rescue unit, and the battalion chief were dispatched.   Medavie Ambulance company was notified to respond to the scene by the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD).

It was also reported that a person on a sea doo was attempting to keep the person from being carried further downstream with the current.

July 4, 2020 - 3:14pm

The water security agency has issued the following:

South Saskatchewan River

The Water Security Agency (WSA) advises the public of rapidly increasing flows on the South Saskatchewan River with a peak inflow of about 1300 m3/s expected at Lake Diefenbaker on Sunday, July 5.  This is due to high amounts of rain in southern Alberta earlier this week. Upstream of Lake Diefenbaker, water levels are expected to increase by 0.75 m (2.5 feet) on average from today’s levels with some locations seeing an increase of 1.2 m (4 feet).

July 3, 2020 - 8:20am

At 0337 hours Saskatoon Fire Department received a report of a dumpster fire in the 100 block Avenue L South.  A single engine company was dispatched.  On arrival, they found a garage fully involved in fire that was also damaging a garage to the north and a shed across the alley.  Two additional engine companies, a ladder truck, a rescue unit and the battalion chief were dispatched to the scene. 

July 3, 2020 - 8:05am

The investigation into a fire that occurred on June 27, 2020 in the 100 block of Stechishin Crescent and caused approximately $150,000 in damage has concluded. A fire investigator has identified the fire to be accidental as a result of the improper use of an extension cord; it was pinched beneath a piece of furniture when it overheated, began arcing, and ignited nearby items.

June 30, 2020 - 11:14am

The Saskatoon Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors of safe practices for purchasing, enjoying, and disposing of fireworks. This Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1st, low-hazard fireworks can only be discharged on private property between the hours of dusk and 11:00 p.m.

Low-hazard fireworks are designed for public recreational use and include roman candles and sparklers, among others, and travel less than 50m (160ft) high.

June 30, 2020 - 9:30am

At approximately 9:02 p.m. on June 29, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to a motor vehicle collision in the area of Highway 11 and Grasswood Road; it was reported that a single vehicle had rolled and that at least one occupant was ejected from the vehicle. Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response.

June 29, 2020 - 11:04pm

At approximately 4:05 a.m. on June 28, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a single 911 call reporting a vehicle on fire in the 400 block of Avenue U South. One fire engine and one fire investigation unit were dispatched for response.

June 29, 2020 - 2:02pm

On June 28, 2020 at around 12:48 p.m., the Saskatoon Fire Department initiated response to a condominium building in the 100 block of Willis Crescent after receiving notification from an alarm company that the monitored fire alarm was sounding. While firefighters were en-route, fire dispatchers processed another call for a water concern at the same address. One fire engine and one aerial ladder truck responded.

June 29, 2020 - 1:33pm

At approximately 1:36 p.m. on June 27, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a possible structure fire in the 100 block of Stechishin Crescent. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

June 29, 2020 - 11:29am

At approximately 12:13 a.m. on June 28, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call from an employee of a fast food restaurant in the 900 block of 51st Street East reporting a commercial kitchen appliance on fire. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded.

June 29, 2020 - 10:33am

At approximately 3:18 a.m. on June 29, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to a motor vehicle collision at Idylwyld Drive North and Highway 16; it was reported that a single vehicle had rolled, trapping an occupant inside. Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

June 29, 2020 - 9:51am

At approximately 8:31 p.m. on June 23, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a grass fire in the area of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in the 400 block of Whiteswan Drive. One fire engine, one water tanker, one brush truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded. Callers had reported the smoke to be continuously getting worse.

June 24, 2020 - 9:18am

At approximately 7:39 p.m. on June 22, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a single 911 call reporting a possible structure fire in the 200 block of East Place. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

June 23, 2020 - 1:55pm

At approximately 1:12 p.m. on June 22, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a grass fire along the riverbank near the Silverwood Heights neighbourhood. One fire engine, one brush truck, and one battalion chief responded; all responding fire apparatus attended to the east end of Adilman Drive to establish a fire attack strategy.

June 22, 2020 - 3:21pm

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