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The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 12:24pm reporting a vehicle inside a building at 705 Central Avenue.  Dispatched to the scene were two engines, a rescue and a battalion chief. 

Upon arrival crews were presented with a vehicle that traveled into a store front and simultaneously firefighter/paramedics began treatment of two patients with injuries, stabilizing the vehicle to prevent movement and isolating heat sources to prevent a fire.

Transported to hospital were two patients, and a firefighter/paramedic to aid in pre-hospital treatment.

February 23, 2021 - 1:39pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 8:53 am reporting an ammonia leak at the 600 block of Spadina Crescent East.  Dispatched to the scene was an engine, a hazmat unit and the battalion chief.

Crews arrived to find a small refrigerator in a suite leaking ammonia.  Hazmat technicians secured the refrigerator, wrapping in plastic and carried from the building.  The refrigerator was then turned over to the building management.

There was no one in the suite at the time of the leak, and there were no injuries to civilians of firefighters.

February 22, 2021 - 9:55am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 at 3:53 pm on Saturday afternoon reporting fire coming from a garage on the 1100 block of Ave J North.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

Upon arrival flames were observed coming from a detached garage and crews were assigned to advance hose lines and begin suppression activities.  The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished. 

There were two cars on the garage at the time of the fire.  There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

February 20, 2021 - 6:39pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call on Saturday evening reporting a fire on the 100 block of Cartier Crescent.  Dispatched to the scene were 3 engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

First arriving firefighters were presented with a fully involved garage fire and crews were directed to advance hose lines to knock down flames from the exterior before proceeding into the structure. 

Once the fire was brought under control, a subsequent search discovered a deceased dog.  There were no other injuries to civilians of firefighters.

February 14, 2021 - 11:39am

The investigation into the cause of the fire continues, however damages have been estimated at $100,000.00. Unfortunately, four dogs and two parrots did not survive.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

 

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February 7, 2021 - 10:24am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 4:35 am from the occupant of a house on the 1200 block Avenue D North reporting a fire.  The caller stated several pets remained in the house and were directed not to re-enter the building.  Dispatched to the seen are three engines, one rescue, one ladder, a battalion chief and a fire investigator.

February 7, 2021 - 7:39am

Fire Department and Saskatoon Police Service investigators are continuing to work together to determine the cause of this fire while damages are estimated to be $120,000.00.   

 

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The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 8:06 pm reporting flames coming from a house in the 200 block of Avenue N South.  Dispatched to the seen are three engines, one rescue, one ladder, a battalion chief and a fire investigator.

February 3, 2021 - 11:27am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 8:06 pm reporting flames coming from a house in the 200 block of Avenue N South.  Dispatched to the scene are three engines, one rescue, one ladder, a battalion chief and a fire investigator.

February 2, 2021 - 9:07pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department has completed its oversight of work to repair fire and life safety systems.

The fire alarm and sprinkler systems are now working to provide early warning in the event of a fire.  Portable fire extinguishers were installed, and all suites were checked for operable smoke alarms.

The building was turned over to the owners just before midnight.

 

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The Saskatoon Fire Department recently became aware of deficiencies to fire and life safety systems in a building at 1416, 20th Street West.

January 30, 2021 - 6:25am

The Saskatoon Fire Department recently became aware of deficiencies to fire and life safety systems in a building at 1416, 20th Street West.

“During a recent call to the building, firefighters identified concerns with the operability of the fire alarm system, sprinkler system and fire extinguishers,” says Assistant Chief Wayne Rodger. “ As a result, the Fire Department issued a Notice to Remedy for this address.”

January 29, 2021 - 7:00pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call 2:16am from nursing staff reporting smell and haze of smoke on the main level of Sherbrooke Community Centre on Acadia Drive.   Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

Upon arrival crews were ordered into the building and encountered very light smoke and began the search for the source.  This search eventually led them to the garbage room and located the fire inside a large metal dumpster.  This dumpster was rolled out of the building and safely extinguished.

January 28, 2021 - 7:53am

Saskatoon firefighters last night helped avoid a carbon monoxide poisoning that could have resulted in multiple deaths. 

“There’s no doubt, many lives were saved,” says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl. 

At 6:03 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021, the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received a call reporting potential carbon monoxide at an apartment building at 12 Bateman Crescent. 

January 15, 2021 - 12:25pm

The fire investigator has completed the on-scene examination and the cause of the fire remains undetermined.  Damages are estimated at $125,000.00

 

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Fire crews have completed the extinguishment of the fire and left the scene.  The fire investigator remains to sift the debris to determine what caused the fire.

 

January 6, 2021 - 8:24am

Fire crews have completed the extinguishment of the fire and left the scene.  The fire investigator remains to sift the debris to determine what caused the fire.

 

The first arriving firefighters observed smoke and flames coming from the building.  Crews were assigned to advance hose lines into the building, seek out the areas on fire and worked to contain fire to an area inside the building, eventually extinguishing all hot spots.  At the same time a search of the building was conducted to ensure no one remained inside.  There are no injuries civilians or firefighters.

January 5, 2021 - 8:22pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department in currently at structure fire in a commercial building in the 2400 block of Dudley Street.  Fire Department Dispatch received a call from an alarm monitoring company at 5:50 pm indicating a fire signal.  Dispatched to the scene are four engines, a ladder, rescue battalion chief and fire investigator.

 

Fire crews remain on scene and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

January 5, 2021 - 6:29pm

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.

 

January 3, 2021 - 8:51pm

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.

 

January 3, 2021 - 4:42pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 10:33 am this morning reporting a garage on fire in the 200 block of Lake Crescent.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, rescue battalion chief and fire investigator.

The first arriving firefighters observed smoke emitting from a detached garage.  Crews were assigned to bring water to the front of the garage and gain entry.  The interior to the garage contained a significant number of items that contributed to an increased fire load and inhibited crews from easily gaining access to the seat of the fire.

December 31, 2020 - 1:35pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 8:41 pm on Sunday December 27, 2020 reporting a house fire on the 700 block of Trent Crescent.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

The first arriving firefighters observed light smoke from the home and proceeded to advance hose lines into the building.  A search confirmed all occupants had evacuated, one who suffered burns to their hands.

December 28, 2020 - 8:45am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 2:14 pm on Sunday December 27, 2020, the call reporting fire in a wall.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

First arriving firefighters observed smoke coming from a home on the 200 block of Rever Road.  A walk around the building discovered fire venting form a rear window, soon followed by fire breaking out of a second window. 

December 28, 2020 - 7:12am

The cause of this fire remains undetermined as the investigation continues.  It is estimated the fire caused $200,000.00 damage to the home and a further $100,000.00 to the neighbouring house.

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The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 10:32 pm Christmas Day reporting a house fire with flames impinging upon a neighbouring home on the 400 block Avenue I South.  Dispatched to the scene were four engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

December 28, 2020 - 6:35am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 10:32 pm Christmas Day reporting a house fire with flames impinging upon a neighbouring home on the 400 block Avenue I South.  Dispatched to the scene were four engines, a ladder, rescue, battalion chief and fire investigator.

 

First arriving firefighters confirmed a house fully involved with fire and a neighbouring home also caught fire.  They began to deliver water though window openings.  Once the second house fire was brought under control a search of the interior determined the house to be vacant.

 

December 26, 2020 - 9:21am

 

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 3:06 pm, Sunday December 20, 2020 reporting black smoke coming from a building on Peters Avenue in the North Corman Industrial Park.  Dispatched to the scene were 2 engines, a brush truck, a tanker a rescue and the battalion chief.

 

December 20, 2020 - 7:01pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 6:54 pm on December 12, 2020 report a fire in a house in the 100 block of 8th Street East.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, one ladder, one rescue, the battalion chief and fire investigator.

The first crews arrived in less that four minute and observed smoke coming from a second-floor window of a three storey house.  The first firefighters to enter the building searched for occupants and discovered the fire in a second-floor bedroom.

December 13, 2020 - 9:10am

The on-scene examination into the cause of this fire has concluded.  Due to the significant damage to the structure the cause remains undetermined.

No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.  Damage is estimated at $75,000.00.

 

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December 7, 2020 - 10:14am

The Saskatoon Fire Department is on scene at a fire in a mobile home after receiving a 911 call at 5:58 pm reporting flames coming from a home in the 1500 block of Rayner Avenue.  Dispatched to the scene were 3 engines, a ladder, a rescue, a battalion chief and a fire investigator.

First arriving fire officers indicated the home was fully involved in fire when on scene.  Reports from firefighters indicate the floor has burned through and crews are taking defensive actions to protect adjacent structures while applying water to the interior.

December 6, 2020 - 6:49pm

Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 1024 hours on November 26, 2020 reporting a multi-vehicle collision on the vicinity of Circle Drive and Airport Drive.  Dispatched to the scene were 3 engines, a rescue and a battalion chief.  On arrival the first engine reported three vehicles involved; a truck, a car, and a van which was on its side.

 

November 26, 2020 - 1:59pm

The fire investigation is ongoing to determine the exact cause of the fire.  We have learned the smoke alarms had been removed which caused a delay in evacuating the home and would have contributed to fire related injuries.

It is estimated this fire caused $50,000.00 damage.

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The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 10:40 pm on November 19, 2020 reporting a house fire on the 300 block Avenue Y South.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, a rescue, a fire investigator, and battalion chief.

November 20, 2020 - 8:49am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 10:40 pm on November 19, 2020 reporting a house fire on the 300 block Avenue Y South.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, a rescue, a fire investigator, and battalion chief.

The first apparatus arrived on scene under three minutes observing smoke coming from a 4-plex.  Crews were directed to enter a lower suite with a hand line to search for occupants and the source of fire. 

The fire was brought under control fourteen minutes after arrival

November 20, 2020 - 7:02am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 12:41 pm, November 16, 2020 reporting smoke coming from building on the 1000 block of Matheson Drive.  Dispatched to the scene were four engines, a ladder, a fire investigator, and a battalion chief.  First arriving firefighters reported an apartment block with heavy smoke coming from a ground level window.

November 16, 2020 - 8:37pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a call from RCMP at 1:47 pm November 16, 2020 to assist with a person in the South Saskatchewan River located south of the city.  A rescue boat with surface water technicians was launched and proceeded up river.

Arriving on scene, the boat crew located a female on an ice shelf on the river.  Firefighter/paramedics assessed the patient and determined it was not advisable to move the patient up the steep river bank.  The patient was loaded into the rescue boat and transported to the SFD boat launch to a waiting ambulance.

November 16, 2020 - 7:48pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department working in conjunction with Saskatoon Police Service and Saskatoon Search and Rescue as part of a stranded persons joint task force have fielded 130 calls for storm related assistance as of 11:00 am.

By 8:00 am this morning firefighters attended a total of 46 incidents, of which 23 were storm related and assisted 11 stranded motorists.  Fire crews were also able to assist transporting 7 Saskatchewan Health Authority staff to hospitals.

November 9, 2020 - 11:29am

The Saskatoon Fire Department was busy overnight after enacting our winter storm operational plan to provide assistance where needed throughout the City of Saskatoon.

Prior to the storms as part of our pre-planning arrangements were made to obtain a variety of snow craft and AVTs.  Added to our fleet were two tracked side by sides, three snowmobiles and two ATVs.

Firefighters have been dispatched in the side by sides and snowmobiles to patrol select streets for abandoned vehicles to confirm no one remained inside, and to aid in the search for a missing person.

November 9, 2020 - 7:37am

Fire crews remained on scene long into the night searching for hot spots until 11:30 pm, leaving the site with a security company.  They were called back at 7:50 am November 2, 2020 as smoke was observed coming from the remains of the building.

November 2, 2020 - 8:28am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 12:54 pm reporting smoke in the 1900 block of Saskatchewan Avenue.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, a rescue, a battalion chief and a fire investigator.

November 1, 2020 - 2:40pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department was kept busy this morning responding to a vehicle fire that spread to nearby grassland turned into a wildfire.

A 911 call at 9:45 am reported a vehicle on fire at the entrance to Cathedral Bluffs.  Dispatched to this location were one engine, one brush truck, one tanker and the battalion chief.

First arriving firefighters observed a SUV fully involved in fire with fire spreading onto the adjacent grassland.  A number of hose lines were advanced to tackle both vehicle and grassland simultaneously, quickly bringing the fire under control.

October 26, 2020 - 1:26pm

At 03:35 on October 26, 2020 the Saskatoon Fire Department received a single 911 call for a reported structure fire of a vacant home in the 300 block of Avenue G South.  Three engines, a ladder truck, rescue truck and battalion chief were dispatched to the scene.

Crews arrived in 2 minutes, 16 seconds to find a shed fully involved in fire at the rear of a single family home which had been boarded shut.  Fire had extending into the building from the shed.

October 26, 2020 - 9:38am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 3:53 am on October 25, 2020 reporting a fire in the 600 block of Avenue I South.  Dispatched to the scene were three engines, a ladder, a rescue, a fire investigator and the battalion chief.

First arriving firefighters were on scene in 3 minutes, 20 seconds to a duplex.  They did not observe any visible flames or smoke, but did smell smoke in the air.  An initial report indicated the lone occupant was out of the house. 

October 25, 2020 - 10:05am

Hazmat technicians wrapped up their analysis and have confirmed the unknown substance to be non-hazardous.  It is a urea derivative, a colorless crystalline powder with little toxicity.  Crews are breaking down equipment and preparing to return to their stations.

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October 23, 2020 - 2:36pm

At 11:30 am The Saskatoon Fire Department received notification of an unknown substance delivered to a business on the 300 block of Jessop Avenue.   Dispatched to the scene are one engine, the hazmat and decontamination units, mobile command and the battalion chief.

Hazmat technicians are preparing to enter the hot zone to begin examination of the product while.  As a precaution, firefighter/paramedics are assessing individuals who were have been in close contact with the substance.  No injuries or illness were presented.

October 23, 2020 - 12:45pm

Saskatoon Fire Department received an EMS notification of a motor vehicle collision involving multiple semi tractor-trailer units in the vicinity of College Drive and Circle Drive.  Dispatched to the scene were two engines, a rescue and a battalion chief.

Upon arrival firefighters found three semi tractors with B-trains involved in a collision.  Firefighters remain on scene.

October 21, 2020 - 10:26am

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on October 18, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire in the kitchen of a home on 300 block of Berini Drive.  Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded.

Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke while staging on the street.  A crew was tasked with advancing a hose line into a residence and found fire in the kitchen.  At the same time, firefighter/paramedics examined the lone occupant for injuries and finding none, released the patient.

October 19, 2020 - 7:56am

The fire investigator has concluded the on scene examination and has concluded the fire started as a result of an unattended candle left in a main floor bedroom.

It is estimated the damage caused by this fire to be approximately $250,000.00.

The Saskatoon Fire Department reminds everyone not to leave candles unattended.

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The Saskatoon Fire Department attended a two storey residential structure observing smoke while on route and arrived in less than 4 minutes to find fire on exterior of the building.

October 9, 2020 - 3:20pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department attended a two storey residential structure observing smoke while on route and arrived in less than 4 minutes to find fire on exterior of the building.

The occupants of the house had evacuated prior to our arrival after being warned by the smoke alarm.

A crew of firefighters advanced a hose line to apply water the exterior fire while another crew entered the building to search and confirm no occupants remained inside.   Crews remain on scene search for hotspots to ensure total extinguishment. 

October 9, 2020 - 1:43pm

At approximately 9:04 a.m. on October 9, 2020 the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire in the 600 block of Avenue F North.  Four fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

Firefighters are on scene.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

October 9, 2020 - 9:23am

The Saskatoon Fire Department was released from the scene at approximately 8:40 p.m. on October 1, 2020.  All apparatus were returned and placed back into commission to continue service to the citizens of Saskatoon.  The Martensville Fire Department remains at the site.

As this area is outside of the Saskatoon Fire Department's investigative jurisdiction, a cause and damage estimate will not be provided.

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October 2, 2020 - 7:58am

At approximately 2:07 p.m. on October 1, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call from the Martensville Fire Department requesting mutual aid with a fire located north of the city adjacent to Highway 12 in a salvage yard.  One engine, one tanker and one brush truck were dispatched to provide assistance. 

October 1, 2020 - 6:28pm

At approximately 6:03 p.m. on September 30, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received notification from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) that a piece of hay and forage baling equipment was on fire in a rural yard northeast of Saskatoon near Range Road 3043 and Township Road 382. A 911 caller on scene also reported surrounding grass on fire and one nearby structure to be potentially threatened by flames. One fire engine, two water tankers, two brush trucks, and one battalion chief responded. 

September 30, 2020 - 10:06pm

At approximately 8:29 a.m. on September 27, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a head-on collision involving two vehicles on Idylwyld Drive South near 20th Street East; callers reported one occupant to be trapped inside one of the vehicles involved. One fire engine, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief responded. 

September 27, 2020 - 12:17pm

Today, September 25, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department is proud to welcome 12 new firefighter-paramedics to begin serving the residents and visitors of Saskatoon and surrounding area.

“From diverse backgrounds, each recruit has demonstrated great initiative in preparing themselves to proudly serve with the Saskatoon Fire Department,” says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl. “Although our celebration will be smaller and physically distant this year, it is important to recognize their success.”

September 25, 2020 - 1:00pm

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