Saskatchewan

1 person killed in Saskatoon house fire

One person has been found dead in the rubble of a Saskatoon house that was destroyed by fire Thursday.

Death in house fire

12 years ago
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An investigation is underway into a house fire where one person was found dead, Ryan Pilon reports.

One person has been found dead in the rubble of a Saskatoon house that was destroyed by fire Thursday.

The fire started at a duplex on 1827 Avenue D north in the Mayfair area on the northwest side of the city.

An entire side of the building was engulfed in flames when crews got there, shortly before 3 a.m. CST.

The north side of the duplex was severely damaged and at one point the roof collapsed onto the main floor.

Eleven people were in the home when the fire broke out. Ten made it out safely although two were treated for smoke inhalation, with one of them being taken to hospital.

Later, fire crews found the body of a person underneath the collapsed north section of the duplex. 

The owner of the home is Jack Grover.

Thursday's fire was not the first time a body has been found in a property owned by Grover.

In 2005, two children died in a house fire.

After an investigation, Grover was convicted of obstruction of justice for falsifying smoke alarm records.

Damage from Thursday's fire is estimated at $300,000.

Officials haven't said anything about what might have caused the fire.  Police and fire investigators are continuing with the investigation.

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