January 31, 2016 3:38 pm
Updated: February 1, 2016 7:50 am

Saskatoon firefighters extinguish blaze inside apartment

Saskatoon firefighters extinguished a blaze at an apartment complex in the Sutherland neighbourhood.

Luke Banville / Global News

SASKATOON – Firefighters extinguished a blaze inside a Saskatoon apartment in the Sutherland neighbourhood. The Saskatoon Fire Department was called to 311 Central Ave. just before 9 p.m. CT on Saturday.

Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the second floor of the apartment.

Officials said two people were rescued from an adjacent balcony because they were unable to safely evacuate the building due to heavy smoke in the hallways.

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Firefighters also helped a man suffering from smoke inhalation. He was taken to hospital. All other occupants safely evacuated the building.

Crews contained the blaze to a single suite and the fire was under control at 9:28 p.m. CT. Damage is estimated at around $150,000.

A fire investigator determined to cause to be careless smoking.

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