Firefighters struggle with hot weather at Martensville, Sask. condo fire

Firefighters were stretched to their limits during a blaze on Main Street, according to the Martensville Fire Department. Allen Wehner / Supplied

The Martensville Fire Department dealt with a hot one earlier this week.

A blaze at an eight-unit condo complex was reported at 2:30 p.m. on July 23 at 213 Main St.

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Deputy fire chief Dean Brooman said they struggled with the hot weather, which stretched firefighters to their limits.

It was 29.4 degrees in Saskatoon with a humidex of 33 at that time, according to Global News meteorologist Peter Quinlan.

The fire was deemed under control at 5:18 p.m. Brooman thanked the Warman and Dalmeny fire departments for coming to their aid.

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The flames heavily damaged two condominium units. The remaining units had smoke and water damage.

A damage estimate is still being determined.

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A provincial fire investigator said the cause of the blaze is “undetermined.”

No injuries were reported.

Martensville is approximately 10 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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