August 4, 2014 3:35 pm

Man found on roof of burning Saskatoon house facing charges

Saskatoon firefighters rescued a man from the roof of a burning home in Saskatoon.

Luke Banville / Global News

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.

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