August 24, 2014 2:49 pm

Vacant house fire in Saskatoon deemed suspicious

Arson investigators are looking into a suspicious house fire in Saskatoon.

Luke Banville / Global News

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.

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