Train delays Saskatoon firefighters responding to house fire

A train delayed Saskatoon firefighters responding to a house fire in Pleasant Hill Tuesday evening. Eric Beck / Global News

SASKATOON – Fire and police investigators are trying to determine the cause of a suspicious fire that destroyed a home in Pleasant Hill Tuesday evening.

Fire crews from No. 1 Fire Hall were called out to the blaze at 320 Avenue P South just before 10 p.m.

They were delayed getting to the fire due to a train crossing 20th Street West at Avenue K South.

Crews were then dispatched from No. 2 hall, arriving seven minutes after the call first came in to find a bungalow fully involved.

An aggressive exterior attack was started to prevent the fire from spreading to an adjoining home.

The blaze was brought under control in 43 minutes.

The owner of the rental property told firefighters there was no reason to believe anyone was inside which was confirmed by a search.

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No one was injured.

There is no damage estimate at this time.

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