2 garages destroyed in 2 separate fires in Saskatoon

Two garages were destroyed by fire hours apart on the morning of Oct. 22, 2019, in Saskatoon, including one in the 300 block of Avenue J North. Saskatoon Fire Department / Supplied

Two fires that destroyed two garages on Tuesday morning in Saskatoon remain under investigation.

The Saskatoon Fire Department said the first fire was originally thought to be a dumpster fire.

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Firefighters said they arrived in the 300 block of Avenue J North just after 3 a.m. to find a double detached garage burning, and additional crews were called in to help fight the blaze.

Crews had to deal with a tree that caught fire and an arcing power line, fire officials said.

The fire was brought under control in 25 minutes.

The cause of the fire has been deemed undetermined by an investigator, but the fire department said it is not suspicious as there are potential heat sources that could have started the blaze.

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Damage in this fire is estimated at $50,000.

As a fire crew was leaving the first garage fire at 5:30 a.m., fire officials say they noticed smoke in the area of 22nd Street West and Avenue P and asked dispatch to send a truck to investigate.

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While the truck was responding, an off-duty police officer confirmed there was a garage fire at 113 Ave. M S.

Crews said the garage was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

It took 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The fire, which caused $8,000 in damage, is considered suspicious and the fire department said the file has been turned over to Saskatoon police.

No injuries were reported in either fire.

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