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At approximately 4:08 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received an initial 911 call reporting a fence on fire in the 400 block of Avenue T South. One fire engine was dispatched for response. Several additional 911 calls reported multiple shed-like storage structures on fire at this same location. Two additional fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were also dispatched to respond.
In recent months there has been a noticeable increase in fires resulting from the improper or inadequate storage and disposal of smoking materials; this is of immediate concern to the Saskatoon Fire Department.
Residents are reminded to:
At approximately 1:10 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible house on fire at 1037 Mahoney Avenue. Fire dispatchers worked with the caller to obtain more information for responding fire crews, identifying that flame could be seen coming from the deck of the house.
Three fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were immediately dispatched for response.
The Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls beginning at approximately 6:53 pm reporting a house fire on Whelan Crescent resulting in the dispatch of 3 engine companies, a ladder company, a rescue company and a battalion chief. The first arriving firefighters discovered two houses involved in fire and another two homes threatened to be exposed to the fire. A request was made for an additional 2 engine companies and a fire investigator.
At approximately 8:09 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to a motor vehicle collision on 8th Street East at the Circle Drive overpass.
Two Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response. Upon arrival of the first responding fire crew, it was observed that a single motorcycle had overturned and that extrication would not be required.
At approximately 9:44 P.M. on Saturday May 18, 2019, The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible kitchen fire at 3134 11 th St W. The fire department responded with 3 engines, 1 ladder company, 1 rescue company and a battalion chief.
When crews arrived they found there was no remaining fire as the sprinklers had been activated as a result of a grease fire in the kitchen on the fourth floor of the apartment building. Fire crews treated one man on scene for minor burns before he was transported to hospital for further treatment.
Saskatoon Fire Department crews responded to a reported structure fire shortly after midnight. Upon arrival crews found a fully involved rear detached garage.The fire was quickly extinguished. Investigator deemed fire to be accidental, caused by a Chiminea that had holes in the base causing hot embers to fall onto the wooden deck below, start it on fire and spread to the garage. Damage is estimated at $40 000.00
The Saskatoon Fire Department was called to two fires overnight. The first was report at midnight indicated a garage on fire at the 1600 block Ave C North. Dispatched to the scene were three engines, one ladder, one rescue, one battalion chief and one fire investigator. First arriving firefighters found a garage fully involved in fire. There has yet to be a cause determined and remains under investigation. Fire damage is estimated at $40,000.
Saskatoon Fire Department responds to a grass fire West of Saskatoon.
Just before midnight the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call from an alarm company indicating that a Fire Alarm had been activated at the Lawson Heights Mall located at 134 Primrose Drive.
Three Fire Engines, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Battalion Chief and a Fire Investigation Unit were dispatched to the incident.
With dry conditions across all of Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon Fire Department would like to inform members of the public of provincial resources outlining the current jurisdictional fire bans in Saskatchewan. Additionally, residents are reminded of the requirements and regulations when using private or public fire pits within the City of Saskatoon.
At 17:30 this afternoon, Saskatoon Fire Department received a report of a structure fire at 423 Avenue Q South. Three Engine Companies, one Ladder Company, one Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief responded.
On arrival, the Incident Commander reported smoke coming from the basement suite of a raised bungalow. The family upstairs was evacuated by Fire personnel while simultaneously, another crew entered the basement to attack the fire and complete a primary search for basement occupants.
On Monday, April 29th, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a mutual aid request from the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency on behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to respond to the area of Kamsack, Saskatchewan for a water recovery operation on the Assiniboine River. The Office of Emergency Management in Saskatoon worked with municipal, provincial, and federal partners to coordinate and initiate response to the area.
The Saskatoon Fire Department has welcomed two experienced trainers from the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) to deliver a strategically designed program highlighting the importance of behavioural health and peer support in emergency services.
The two day program, occurring April 29th and 30th, is being attended by 25 employees of the Saskatoon Fire Department, as well as outside agencies; it has been developed to offer guidance when: