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Saskatoon Fire - News Releases

City of Saskatoon - News Releases


At about 9:02 p.m. on August 25, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting garbage on fire in an alley along 4th Avenue North. One fire engine was initially dispatched to extinguish the small fire. Upon arriving on scene, the commanding fire officer noted smoke exiting a structure in the 100 block of 4th Avenue North and upgraded the response to include an additional two fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief. 

August 25, 2020 - 10:56pm

At approximately 4:03 p.m. on August 25, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received notification through the Sask911 Prince Albert Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) of a mutual aid request in the Pike Lake, Saskatchewan area for reports of a missing child near the water. Two water rescue units and one battalion chief were dispatched from the Saskatoon Fire Department's fleet of apparatus.

August 25, 2020 - 9:19pm

The investigation into a fire that occurred in the 100 block of Avenue Q South on August 23, 2020 has concluded. A fire investigator has identified the fire to be incendiary with damage estimated at $20,000. 

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

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August 24, 2020 - 2:32pm

At approximately 1:12 p.m. on August 23, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a garage on fire in the 100 block of Avenue Q South. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

August 23, 2020 - 2:01pm

At around 8:09 p.m. on August 22, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received notification from an alarm monitoring company of an alarm activation in the 500 block of Queen Street. One fire engine was dispatched to investigate the cause of the activation. Upon arrival of that fire engine, visible smoke was observed to be exiting a window on the second level of the structure; two additional fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were added to the response. 

August 23, 2020 - 9:18am

At around 10:54 p.m. on August 21, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received internal radio communication from the Saskatoon Police Service alerting to a possible structure fire at Dr. John G. Egnatoff School, located in the 200 block of Kenderdine Road. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. It was reported to Police that neighbours had witnessed what appeared to be a ball of fire on the roof of the school.

August 22, 2020 - 5:27pm

At approximately 7:39 a.m. on August 22, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a significant amount of smoke in the area; upon further investigation, the caller confirmed smoke to be exiting a residential structure in the 400 block of Avenue G South. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were committed to this incident. 

August 22, 2020 - 4:21pm

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on August 20, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible structure 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 to the scene. 

August 21, 2020 - 8:33am

At around 9:37 a.m. on August 20, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting the back deck and door of a residential structure to be on fire in the 2000 block of 37th Street West. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

August 20, 2020 - 3:29pm

At approximately 12:49 p.m. on August 20, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle collision in the area of Faithfull Avenue and 42nd Street East. The caller reported a single vehicle to have struck a power pole, knocking down many live power lines. Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

August 20, 2020 - 3:05pm

At around 4:40 p.m. on August 16, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting the back of a residential structure to be on fire in the 300 block of Avenue R South. Four fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were committed to this incident. 

August 17, 2020 - 10:49pm

At approximately 9:10 a.m. on August 16, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting the passenger cabin of a semi unit on fire in the area of 71st Street East and Burron Avenue. The caller was unsure of the occupancy of the semi. Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief responded. 

August 17, 2020 - 7:15pm

At approximately 5:39 p.m. on August 11, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting persons in the South Saskatchewan River, holding onto logs in an area downstream of the University Bridge. One fire engine, one water rescue unit, one battalion chief were committed to this incident. 

August 12, 2020 - 7:32am

At 2:29 am the Saskatoon fire department began receiving 911 calls reporting a fire in the 500 block of Ave G South.  Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.  The first fire crews were on scene 2 minutes and 45 seconds after leaving the fire station and observed flames between two houses.

Fire crews advanced a hose line to begin putting water on the fire and quickly suppressed further fire growth.

August 11, 2020 - 9:06am

At 11:11 pm, fire communications center received a call for a garage fire in the 800 block of 9th Avenue North.  3 engine companies, a rescue unit, a ladder truck, and the battalion chief were dispatched.  On arrival, the incident commander reported a garage fully involved in fire.  Firefighters gained access by using a chainsaw to enter through the overhead door.  For safety reasons, Saskatoon Light and Power was requested and they disabled the power line due to fire impingement.  Garages to the north and south sustained damage as well.

August 11, 2020 - 8:48am

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