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City of Saskatoon - News Releases


The on-scene investigation into a fire that occurred at a multi-unit apartment building in the 2000 block of 20th Street West on September 11, 2020 has concluded. A fire investigator has identified the fire to be incendiary with damage estimated at approximately $200,000.

Members of the public are reminded to report non-emergent suspicious activity to the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300; in an emergency, call 911 immediately. 

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September 12, 2020 - 5:20pm

At approximately 8:58 p.m. on September 11, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a possible structure fire in a multi-unit apartment building on the 2000 block of 20th Street West. The response included four fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief. It was reported that multiple persons remained inside.

September 12, 2020 - 9:53am

On August 25, 2017, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the formal establishment of a Firefighters’ National Memorial Day in recognition of the dangers firefighters often face and the ultimate sacrifice of those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

September 11, 2020 - 1:32pm

At approximately 8:23 a.m. on September 10, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department along with the Saskatoon Police Service responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision on Millar Avenue near 43rd Street East; it was reported that one occupant remained trapped inside one of the two vehicles involved. Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

September 10, 2020 - 10:07am

A fire investigator has concluded on scene of a structure fire that occurred early this morning, September 9, 2020, in the 1800 block of 20th Street West; this fire was identified as incendiary with damage estimated at about $25,000.

The Saskatoon Fire Department reminds members of the public to report non-emergent suspicious activity to the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300; in an emergency, call 911 immediately.

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September 9, 2020 - 10:44am

The fire investigator has concluded on scene, identifying this fire to be incendiary with damage estimated at approximately $50,000. 

The fire investigator credits responding firefighters for their prompt action and instinctive training in quickly containing a challenging fire situation; the investigation into this incident revealed hoarding-like conditions inside the structure, impacting access, safety, and extinguishment strategies on scene. 

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September 9, 2020 - 10:37am

At approximately 1:44 a.m. on September 9, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a residential structure on fire in the 1800 block of 20th Street West. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

September 9, 2020 - 9:42am

At around 12:42 a.m. on September 9, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple reports of smoke exiting a structure in the 200 block of 33rd Street West. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded.

September 9, 2020 - 8:49am

At around 5:34 p.m. on September 8, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to a single motor vehicle collision involving an overturned vehicle and the possibility of entrapment. One fire engine, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. 

September 8, 2020 - 8:07pm

At approximately 1:34 p.m. on September 8, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a single attached garage on fire in the 200 block of Henick Crescent; the caller reported all three occupants to be out of the attached residential structure but one large dog remained inside. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded.

September 8, 2020 - 7:44pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors of safe practices for purchasing, enjoying, and disposing of fireworks. This Labour Day, Monday, September 7th, 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.

September 3, 2020 - 4:15pm

At approximately 9:37 p.m. on September 1, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a possible residential structure fire in the 200 block of Avenue N South. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

September 2, 2020 - 11:45am

After an in-depth cause and origin examination of the scene, a fire investigator has identified the fire that occurred in the 700 block of Weldon Avenue on August 28, 2020 to be incendiary. Damage has been estimated at about $30,000.

August 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

At approximately 3:23 p.m. on August 28, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting dark smoke exiting the basement area of a residential structure in the 700 block of Weldon Avenue. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief responded to the scene. 

August 28, 2020 - 4:15pm

At around 1:37 p.m. on August 27, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting an oven on fire in one of the units within a multi-unit apartment building. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

August 27, 2020 - 3:58pm

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