We encountered an issue signing you up. A home damaged in a brush fire west of Saskatoon on April 20, 2019. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Police have charged 16 people in connection with 19 of the incidents so far this year.A Saskatoon police spokeswoman said six of the arrests resulted from an operational plan in June to dedicate resources to the area most affected in the Central Division after 29 suspicious fires in a two-week span. When crews arrived on scene they found multiple large fires threatening farm yards and homes. Saskatoon police numbers show arson investigations more than doubled in the first eight months of this year compared to last year. A fire investigation determined the blaze was caused by an air compressor that had been running continuously, causing it to overheat and ignite nearby combustible materials. They concentrated their efforts on protecting three of the affected homes. (Thia James/StarPhoenix), Photo by Thia James/Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Crews from Saskatoon, Warman, Dalmeny, and Martensville attended to the fire which was burning around 10 to 15 acres of land near Highway 672. Briarwood home a total loss after fire. looking into 'abnormal' number of boarded-up house fires, tap here to see other videos from our team, an operational plan in June to dedicate resources to the area most affected in the Central Division after 29 suspicious fires in a two-week span. May 4, 2019 Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters (76 - 25th Street East)-#yxe #EXXPLOREyxe . 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. Nobody was inside, and the fire was brought under control within 40 minutes, the release stated. Fire officials said firefighters had to deal with an arcing power line at the back of the house, and Saskatoon Light and Power had to be called in to cut power. © 2020 The Star Phoenix, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. nurses' union, COVID-19 exposure warnings in Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Meadow Lake, North Battleford. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to EXXPLORE your future career options in Police and Fire. Want to discuss? Posted: Dec 09, 2019 6:36 AM CT | Last Updated: December 10, 2019 Rail cars carrying oil burned throughout Saturday at the derailment east of Saskatoon. © 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Saskatoon firefighters were called to the 800-block of Avenue M South where a fire broke out on the morning of May 17, 2019. The public was being asked to avoid the area as Saskatoon fire crews dealt with a structure fire around 4:40 Thursday afternoon at 1102 3rd Avenue North. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Damage is estimated at $40,000, according to the fire department. SFD said firefighters were called to a two-storey home in the 1600 block of Avenue C North at around 1:15 a.m. for a report of flames coming from the house. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Saturday, May 4th is fast approaching! Intentional fires in occupied homes are more rare. Most intentional fires in the city involve garbage or recycling bins, sheds or garages and unoccupied, boarded-up houses, according to the fire department. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. The cause is being investigated. They said the house was boarded up and appeared vacant. Photo provided by Saskatoon Fire Department. Related Videos. So far this year, the fire department has investigated 186 blazes in the city, compared to 189 by the end of September 2019, according to assistant fire chief Wayne Rodger. May 31, 2019. Fire destroys band office in Cumberland House, Sask. Will the country that develops a COVID-19 vaccine use it as a geopolitical tool? Saskatoon Emergency … Fire crews investigating 2 separate blazes overnight in Saskatoon. A fire investigation ruled the cause was incendiary — meaning the blaze was intentionally set. Multiple fire departments assisted in battling the blaze approximately 16 kilometres west of the city. At 09:59 the sounding of alarm tones signalled a moment of silence at each of the nine fire stations in Saskatoon to honour the many firefighters, paramedics, officers, and civilians who never returned home to their friends and families on September 11, 2001. At least three homes were affected by a large brushfire that burned west of Saskatoon on Saturday, according to a release from the Saskatoon Fire Department. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. No one was hurt. Firefighters found a fully-involved garage in the 1600-block Avenue C North. A Saskatoon fire truck was damaged in a collision while responding to an emergency on Dec. 18, 2019. An SFD investigator is being assisted by Saskatoon police to determine the cause of the fire. Police have charged 16 people in connection with 19 of the incidents so far this year. Between July 2019 and July 2020, 39 vacant buildings that had been subjects of complaints to the fire department had been involved in a fire, says a report prepared for city council’s planning, development and community services committee meeting last month. According to a fire department report prepared for the Sept. 14 meeting of city council’s planning, development and community services committee, between July 2019 and July 2020, 39 of the vacant buildings that were the subject of complaints to the department had been involved in a fire. The site of a fire on Sept. 13, 2020 that was determined to be intentionally set, destroying Triple Crown Metals in the 200 block of Avenue I South. 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Crews determined it was in a filtration system so they removed the filters and put out the fire. The next issue of The StarPhoenix Headline News will soon be in your inbox. Crews from Warman, Dalmeny, Osler and Langham are still on scene. Police noted 78 of the arson reports were in the Central Division. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. The Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) is still trying to determine the cause of a fire that took place early Monday morning in the Mayfair neighbourhood. As of September, fire officials had reported 76 intentional fires in Saskatoon, compared to 37 over the same period in 2019. 1 person dead after house fire in Arcola, Sask. 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In 2018, the fire department had investigated 196 fires by the end of September, 43 of which were ruled incendiary. Fire crews advanced hose lines to direct water at exposed flames on the south side of the house in the 800-block of Avenue M South. Fire crews were called to the 300 block of Avenue G South early Monday morning for a fire that had spread from a shed to the house, according to a news release. (Saskatoon Fire Department) The Saskatoon Fire Department is reminding drivers to pull to the right, stop and give emergency vehicles a clear path through intersections. When it’s boarded up, there’s nobody home,” Rodger said. Smoke coming from a house in the King George neighbourhood was reported next at roughly 2:20 a.m. on May 17, officials said. Want to discuss? Read more about cookies here. Please try again. The blaze was deemed “incendiary” — started by something designed to ignite. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. In the other scenario, police would reclassify a fire as an arson if, during the course of an investigation, a police arson investigator obtains new evidence. 0:06. Supporting Special Events involves several divisions within the SFD. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. Please read our Commenting Policy first. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings.