Saskatoon

2 homes lost in Saskatchewan house fire

A Friday morning fire claimed two homes in Langham, Sask., about 35 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

Fire broke out Friday around 2 a.m. CST

Two homes were lost in a fire in Langham, Sask., on Sept. 2. (@WarmanFire/Twitter)

A Friday morning fire claimed two homes in Langham, Sask., about 35 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

At around 2 a.m. CST on Sept. 2, the Langham Fire Department responded to a call about a structure fire. Upon arrival, fire Chief Bill McCombs said one home was engulfed in flames and a nearby home's roof caught on fire.

"Our first truck arrived on scene about eight minutes after the call came in and then we actually called for backup from Dalmeny, Borden and Warman to make sure [the fire] didn't move farther back to other rural houses," McCombs said, adding a third home was at risk of catching flames.

Fire crews had the fire under control in about 30 minutes, and McCombs said from there it was a containment and cleanup job.

A Go Fund Me page appeared online on Friday collecting donations for one family who lost everything in the fire including a family pet. On Sunday the page had collected $5,400 of its $25,000 goal.