Investigators believe children caused two suspicious fires

Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services were busy fighting two suspicious fires Monday evening. Gage Fletcher / Global News

SASKATOON – Due to the close proximity of two suspicious fires, Saskatoon investigators believe two kids are responsible for setting both.

Firefighters were busy Monday evening battling two separate suspicious fires a block apart in Saskatoon.

The first fire broke out around 7:50 p.m. in the alley of the 300-block of Avenue T South where a grass fire spread to a fence and a storage shed, causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. It took crews eight minutes to bring the fire under control.

Minutes later, firefighters were called to another blaze at a garage in the 400-block of Avenue T South.

Flames were visible and the fire had extended to the attic. The blaze was brought under control in 14 minutes. Damage is estimated at $15,000.

No injuries were reported.

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The police arson unit and a fire inspector continue to investigate.

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