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Saskatoon Fire Department deals with garage and electrical fires

Crews from the Saskatoon Fire Department had to deal with a garage fire and an electrical fire in a two-hour period. File / Global News

The Saskatoon Fire Department was busy Monday evening dealing with a garage fire and an electrical fire.

The first call came in just after 7 p.m. CT for a report of a structure fire at 224 Dalhousie Cres. in the College Park neighbourhood.

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Crews arrived to find a detached garage up in flames.

The homeowner told firefighters that there was no one inside the garage.

The fire was contained to the garage and a vehicle that was inside.

Damage is estimated at $60,000. The cause is still under investigation but is not considered suspicious.

Then at 8:46 p.m., firefighters were called to a possible fire at 201 Ave. M N. in the Westmount neighbourhood.

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Crews arrived to find some people outside while others had not yet left the building.

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The remaining people inside were evacuated and the landlord was called to ensure the tenants were taken care of while firefighters dealt with the situation.

The fire was located in a basement bathroom and quickly extinguished.

SaskEnergy was brought in to evaluate the condition of the furnace and people were allowed back into the building once heat was restored.

A fire investigator determined the cause to be the electrical failure of a bathroom plug. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

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