Saskatoon

Stonebridge townhouse fire under control after major firefighting response

Firefighters attacked from the ground and from above to extinguish flames pouring from the roof of a Stonebridge townhouse Saturday morning.

Multiple fire engines assembled to fight flames coming from roof

Smoke was pouring out of the three-storey townhouse when crews arrived Saturday morning. (Saskatoon Fire Department)

Firefighters attacked from the ground and from above to extinguish flames pouring from the roof of a Stonebridge townhouse Saturday morning.

The Saskatoon Fire Department said nobody was inside the building, which caught fire shortly after 9 a.m. CST.

The fire started in the Little Tuscany townhouse complex on Langlois Way.

Firefighters worked from the ground and the air to put out the blaze. (Alicia Bridges/CBC)

Four engines, as well as ladder and rescue crews, were called to the scene, where they used a ladder engine to shoot streams of water at the roof of the burning building. The fire was also spreading to neighbouring buildings.

Crowds of other residents looked on from between the assembled fire engines as crews worked to put out the blaze.

The flames finally subsided and a search of the building confirmed nobody was harmed.

Flames coming from the roof subsided as crews continued to shoot water into the blaze. (Alicia Bridges/CBC)

Crews were still fighting hotspots late Saturday morning, but say the extreme fire damage is making it difficult to access parts of the structure. 

A fire investigator will examine the scene to look for the cause of the fire.

Four fire engines, one ladder and a rescue crew assembled to fight the fire on Langlois Way. (Alicia Bridges/CBC)