Saskatoon

Saskatoon firefighters prevent wildfire Monday morning

Flames from a burning vehicle nearly caused a wildfire in the Cathedral Bluffs area Monday morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department says.

Crews able to extinguish vehicle fire before it spread significantly to nearby grassland

Firefighters found a SUV fully engulfed in flames Monday morning near Cathedral Bluffs, an organized hamlet about 15 kilometres from Saskatoon. (Submitted by Saskatoon Fire Department)

Flames from a burning vehicle nearly caused a wildfire in the Cathedral Bluffs area Monday morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) says.

Firefighters were dispatched to the spot where Penner Road becomes Cathedral Bluffs Road, less than 20 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon, around 9:45 a.m. CST after a 911 call came in. A fire engine, a brush truck, a water tanker and the battalion chief were at the scene, SFD said.

Firefighters found an SUV fully engulfed, with flames spreading onto nearby grassland.

Crews set up hose lines to attack the blaze and quickly extinguished it, SFD said.

Firefighters turned the scene over to the local RCMP officers for further investigation once the fire was out.

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