Saskatoon firefighters battle early morning house-fire
Saskatoon fire crews battled another early morning house-fire Saturday after a 12-year-old boy noticed the flames in the basement of the home and woke up his parents.
Firefighters discovered the fire started in the furnace room of the home on 242 Needham Crescent at about 4:30 a.m. CST.
When they got there the boy and his parents were already outside on the sidewalk.
Crews put out the fire and searched the home for the family's two dogs. One of the pets ran out of the house on its own, firefighters found the other inside.
The 12-year-old boy was checked by paramedics for possible smoke inhalation but he was okay.
There's no word yet on what caused the fire, but the damage is estimated at about $60,000. The fire is not considered suspicious.
Saturday is the third morning in a row the Saskatoon fire department was called out to an early morning blaze.
Friday morning firefighters battled large flames at a gated community in the city's east end that involved four buildings.
On Thursday morning crews fought a condominium fire that resulted in $1.5 million to $2 million in damage.
The cause of that fire was determined to be careless smoking.