Saskatoon

Accidental garage fire in Saskatoon causes $120 K in damages

Crews from the Saskatoon Fire Department were called to the 900 block of Avenue L North at around 1 p.m. for reports a detached garage was going up in flames, according to a news release.

A fire investigator determined the cause of the fire was accidental

A fire caused more than $100,000 in damages on Sunday afternoon after a detached garage went up in flames, causing damage to a boat and two nearby houses. (Supplied by the Saskatoon Fire Department)

A garage fire resulted in roughly $120,000 in damages after a fire in Saskatoon's Westmount neighbourhood earlier today.

Crews from the Saskatoon Fire Department were called to the 900 block of Avenue L North at around 1 p.m. for reports a detached garage was going up in flames, according to a news release.

When they arrived, members found the garage "fully involved" in the blaze, with the fire extending to a nearby boat and causing heat damage to two neighbouring homes.

Fire crews were able to get the fire under control and extinguished, at which time the scene was turned over to a fire investigator.

A news release from the Saskatoon Fire Department indicated traffic restrictions were in place as crews battled the blaze, but they have since been lifted. 

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental and is said to have started inside the garage. No injuries were reported. 

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story said the fire was in the King George neighbourhood. In fact, it was in the Westmount neighbourhood.
    Apr 19, 2021 9:12 AM CT

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