Damage pegged at $500K in Saskatoon industrial fire

Damage estimated at $500,000 by investigators after an industrial fire Tuesday evening in Saskatoon. File / Global News

SASKATOON – An industrial fire Tuesday evening in Saskatoon has caused $500,000 in damage. The fire broke out just after 7 p.m. CT at a business in the 500-block of Avenue M South.

Crews arrived to find flames shooting through the roof of the building.

Firefighters used hand lines to hit the blaze at the rear of the building. They also sprayed nearby oil tankers to keep them cool and prevent them from igniting.

The fire was brought under control in 41 minutes.

An employee of the company, Micro Oil, was working at the time but he wasn’t injured.

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The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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According to its website, Micro Oil supplies oils and drilling fluids to fertilizer and oilfield companies.

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