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Saskatoon Fire - News Releases

City of Saskatoon - News Releases


At approximately 11:40 a.m. on July 24, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a kitchen to be on fire at a residence in the 400 block of 110th Street West; while on the phone with fire dispatchers, the caller reported to have extinguished the fire with a garden hose but was unsure if it had extended beyond the kitchen. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

July 24, 2020 - 5:35pm

The re-location team has completed the first phase of the support for residents of the City Centre Inn and Suites.

As of Thursday evening, July 23, 120 individuals were provided the opportunity for temporary housing and re-location to local shelters and local hotels. Several residents were provided longer-term housing options.

“An amazing team came together and performed incredible work here,” says Assistant Chief Yvonne Raymer. “Re-housing this many people in such a short time – and under these circumstances – is an accomplishment practically unheard of."

July 24, 2020 - 9:02am

The plan to provide housing for residents displaced as a result of the Fire Department ordering the closure of the City Centre Inn and Suites, continues to move forward.  As of 1 p.m. residents began to move to alternate housing. That process is still underway.

The Ministry of Social Services offered the option of temporary housing at local shelters.  Residents with medical or unique personal needs were offered the option of temporary housing in local hotels.

July 23, 2020 - 10:27pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department with the support of many community partner organizations will today take action to house approximately 150 residents of the City Centre Inn and Suites.

The Fire Department has taken the unusual but necessary steps ordering a closure of the entire City Centre Inn and Suites because of unsafe and unsanitary living conditions; the notice remains pending and will be in effect at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, July 23.

July 23, 2020 - 2:23pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department has taken the unusual but necessary steps to consider an order to close all or a portion of the City Centre Inn and Suites because of unsafe and unsanitary living conditions; the notice is pending and expected to be in effect at the latest by 3 p.m. Thursday, July 23.

“The law gives property owners and landlords many chances to do what’s right to ensure people have safe, healthy places to live.” says Saskatoon Fire Chief Morgan Hackl.

July 22, 2020 - 2:10pm

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on July 21, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible natural gas leak in the 400 block of Avenue Y South. One fire engine, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

July 21, 2020 - 3:57pm

The investigation into a fire that occurred at a previously fire damaged property in the 1600 block of Avenue C North on July 16, 2020 has concluded. A fire investigator has confirmed the fire to be incendiary. The structure must be leveled and the site cleared on or before July 31, 2020 to be in compliance with a perviously posted demolition order. The Fire Prevention and Investigation section will continue to monitor the status of this property in the coming weeks. 

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July 20, 2020 - 1:14pm

At approximately 4:12 p.m. on July 19, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a detached garage on fire in the 1200 block of Avenue F North. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. 

July 19, 2020 - 9:20pm

At approximately 2:52 p.m. on July 19, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received internal radio communication from the Saskatoon Police Service alerting to a person in distress on the University Bridge. One fire engine, two water rescue units, one battalion chief, and one public affairs official were committed to this incident. 

July 19, 2020 - 4:49pm

At approximately 3:10 a.m. on July 19, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a lot of smoke coming from the back of a property in the 300 block of Avenue U South. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

July 19, 2020 - 1:54pm

At approximately 11:29 p.m. on July 18, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a significant amount of smoke exiting a residential structure in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue North. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response. 

July 19, 2020 - 12:53pm

At approximately 11:51 p.m. on July 16, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a boarded-up property in the 1600 block of Avenue C North to be fully involved in flames. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response; one public affairs official was also immediately notified.

July 17, 2020 - 1:49am

A fire investigator has concluded that the fire that occurred in the 300 block of Avenue Q South on July 13, 2020 was incendiary. Damage has been estimated at approximately $10,000. 

Members of the public are reminded that non-emergent suspicious activity can be reported by calling 306-975-8300. In an emergency, call 911 immediately. 

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July 13, 2020 - 8:52pm

At approximately 3:36 p.m. on July 13, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible structure fire in the 300 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. 

July 13, 2020 - 4:12pm

At approximately 4:37 p.m. on July 10, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received communication from the Sask911 Prince Albert Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) alerting to a motor vehicle collision involving two passenger vehicles and a semi tractor-trailer on Highway 11 at Tamke Road. Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were immediately dispatched for response. The Dundurn Fire Department was also dispatched by Sask911. 

July 10, 2020 - 8:30pm

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