Vacant house fire in Saskatoon deemed suspicious
SASKATOON – Saskatoon firefighters extinguished a blaze on Saturday night and now arson investigators believe the house may have been intentionally set on fire.
Shortly before 9 p.m., the Saskatoon Fire Department along with police were called to 116 Avenue T North.
Upon arrival, fire crews reported black smoke coming from the windows of the building.
This house was placarded for no occupancy and vacant at the time of the fire. A search was done and confirmation given that there were no people inside.
Firefighters initiated an offensive attack and had the fire under control in 17 minutes.
A fire investigator has determined the cause of this fire is suspicious and will be further investigated on Monday.
Damage to the home is estimated at $100,000.