SASKATOON – The thunderstorm that rolled through Saskatoon early Wednesday morning did more than ruin a good night’s sleep. Saskatoon Fire Department officials say lightning strikes caused two fires.
Firefighters were called to 1233 Ave. M North at 3:46 a.m. for a garage fire. Crews arrived to find a garage fully involved.
They started a quick attack and had the fire under control in 12 minutes.
Damage is estimated at $10,000.
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Then just after 4 a.m., firefighters were called to 2126 Lorne Ave. for a report of a fire in the wall.
They arrived to see a fire on the outside of the house that had extended into the exterior wall structure.
Crews had to open an exterior wall in order to attack the fire, which was brought under control in 30 minutes.
Damage is estimated at $50,000.
There were no reports of injuries in either fire.