Saskatchewan

Multiple buildings involved in Saskatoon fire, no injuries reported

A house fire spread to neighbouring buildings in Saskatoon on Sunday morning.

House fire spread to neighbouring buildings on Sunday morning, Saskatoon Fire Department says

Firefighters in Saskatoon were attacking a fire on Sunday morning in the west side of the city. (Saskatoon Fire Department)

A house fire spread to neighbouring buildings in Saskatoon on Sunday morning.

The Saskatoon Fire Department said in a news release they initially received a report of a one-storey structure on fire in the 3400 block of 33rd Street West, north of Confederation Mall.

One building was spreading the fire to structures on either side of it, according to the Saskatoon Fire Department, so additional firefighters were dispatched for support.

Fire crews were told that all occupants had left the building safely.  

Three engines, one ladder truck, a heavy rescue unit and the Battalion Chief were initially dispatched Sunday morning, according to the Saskatoon Fire Department. An additional pumper was dispatched to provide more firefighters. (Saskatoon Fire Department)

Utilities were shut down and SaskEnergy as well as electrical crews were requested for additional scene safety and support, the news release said.

Impacted residents received support from the Salvation Army. 

The first fire crew arrived at 8:18 a.m. and firefighters brought the fires under control at 9:38 a.m. 

Less than an hour later the fire scene was turned over to fire investigators and police, who started a cause and origin scene examination.

No civilians or firefighters were injured by the fire, according to the Saskatoon Fire Department.

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