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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

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