Warehouse fire in Saskatoon burned for hours

Fire crews put out a large warehouse fire in Saskatoon's Sutherland neighbourhood on Saturday morning. Crews were first dispatched to the fire Friday afternoon.

No injuries reported, investigation to resume Tuesday

Firefighters work to extinguish a two-alarm fire at a Sutherland warehouse. (Madeline Kotzer/CBC)

A two-alarm warehouse fire that began burning Friday afternoon in Saskatoon's Sutherland neighbourhood kept fire crews busy into Saturday morning.

Police and fire crews first responded to the fire at a Canadian Tire warehouse on 105th Street East at around 4 p.m. CST on Friday.

According to the Saskatoon Fire Department, every fire truck in the city showed up to tackle the fire and 32 firefighters were on scene at one point.

Two firefighter vehicles remained at the scene as of 7:30 a.m. CST on Saturday.Around 10:30 CST fire officials told CBC News the fire had been put out and crews had returned to the hall.

The fire was so large and hot that crews were initially unable to go inside the warehouse, where oil and tires were being stored.

The intense heat from the flames caused an oxygen tank stored inside the warehouse to explode, acting as a missile that shot through the side of the building's metal walls. Investigators told CBC News this is the type of hazard that firefighters are worried about when they deal with a blaze of this nature.

This oxygen tank, made of inch-thick aluminum, exploded after the exposure to the intense heat and launched through the side of the metal warehouse wall. (Madeline Kotzer/CBC News)

No injuries have been reported. Fire investigators will continue their investigation into the cause of the blaze on Tuesday.

There are no reports of damage estimates at this point.