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Saskatoon Fire - News Releases

City of Saskatoon - News Releases


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

On the afternoon of September 22, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received internal communication from the Saskatoon Police Service alerting to an unknown package in the 100 block of Veterinary Road. Multiple personnel from the Saskatoon Fire Department, Saskatoon Police Service, Emergency Management Organization, and University of Saskatchewan were committed to this incident.

September 22, 2020 - 10:15pm

The investigation into a fire that occurred on September 20, 2020 in the 1200 block of Elevator Road has concluded. A fire investigator has identified the cause to be accidental as a result the spontaneous combustion of improperly disposed of soiled applicators. The applicators, which had been soiled with a stain product, had not been given ample time to dry in an open-air environment before they were improperly stored for future disposal.

September 21, 2020 - 9:18am

A fire investigator has concluded the investigation into a fire that occurred on September 20, 2020 in the 900 block of Preston Avenue South. The cause is confirmed to be accidental as a result of unattended cooking. Damage has been estimated at around $5,000. 

The Fire Prevention and Investigation section reminds members of the public that fires start when your attention stops; always remain alert and aware when cooking, ensuring that combustible materials are a safe distance from all cooking appliances that are capable of producing heat.

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September 21, 2020 - 8:53am

At approximately 8:57 p.m. on September 20, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a detached residential garage to be filled with smoke; the caller notified fire dispatchers that one vehicle remained inside the garage and that they were unsure what might be on fire. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded.

September 20, 2020 - 9:58pm

At about 1:49 p.m. on September 20, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a kitchen fire inside one of the units in a multi-unit apartment building located on the 900 block of Preston Avenue South. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded. 

September 20, 2020 - 4:30pm

At around 6:45 a.m. on September 14, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting smoke on the third level of a multi-unit apartment building. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

September 15, 2020 - 10:46am

The Saskatoon Fire Department has concluded at the scene of a significant two-alarm structure fire that occurred in the 200 block of Avenue I South on the evening of September 13, 2020 and continued into the early hours of September 14, 2020.

September 14, 2020 - 4:43pm

At approximately 6:27 p.m. on September 13, 2020, a fire engine responding to a residential fire signal on Avenue K South observed a significant amount of black smoke in the area; further exploration located a commercial structure on fire in the 200 block of Avenue I South. Seven fire engines, one rescue unit, two aerial ladder trucks, three fire investigation units, one public affairs official, one battalion chief, and one assistant chief have been committed to this incident at the time of release.

September 13, 2020 - 11:09pm

At approximately 2:01 a.m. on September 13, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received notification from an alarm monitoring company of a commercial fire signal activation at the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, located at 103 Hospital Drive. Immediately following notification of the fire signal, fire dispatchers received communication from the hospital confirming a fire in the emergency room. Four fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched to the scene. 

September 13, 2020 - 11:09am

At around 4:28 p.m. on September 12, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a shed and garage on fire in the 300 block of Bowman Crescent. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

September 13, 2020 - 10:02am

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