Saskatoon basement suite fire sends man to hospital

A Saskatoon man was sent to the hospital after a fire late Saturday night.

Fire crews are investigating the cause of the fire, which appears to have started in the kitchen


  • Saskatoon Fire Dept. says the causeof the blaze was unattended cooking
  • Damage is estimated at $50,000
  • The 48-year-old man rescued from the suite remains in hospital

A man was treated for smoke inhalation and then sent to the hospital after a fire in Saskatoon late Saturday night.

Fire crews were called to a duplex on 800 block of Avenue L South around 11:30 p.m. CST, after someone called to report they could smell smoke nearby. 

When firefighters arrived at the home, there was heavy black smoke pouring out of the basement suite. They found a fire in the suite's kitchen. 

Crews searched inside and found a 48-year-old man in the bedroom. He was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and transported to the hospital.

There were no other injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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