SASKATOON – Saskatoon firefighters removed a man from the roof of a burning house in the city’ west end on Monday.
The Saskatoon Fire Department was called to a report of smoke coming from 427 Avenue G South around 9:40 a.m.
The 911 caller said there was a man breaking windows on the roof of the house.
Upon arrival, fire crews found a 23-year-old man and removed him using ladders. The man was examined by paramedics and detained for questioning.
Police say he is now facing a charge of arson and three breaches of his probation order. The man will appear before a Justice of the Peace Monday evening.
Firefighters gained entry to the vacant home and extinguished a small fire near the front door.
The building was boarded up prior to the incident and damage is estimated at under $2,000.