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Saskatoon Fire Department finds cause of 2-alarm blaze in Hampton Village

Brenden Purdy / Global News

The Saskatoon Fire Department determined the cause of a two-alarm fire, which recently destroyed four homes on East Hampton Boulevard.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday, firefighters were called to the Hampton Village neighbourhood, in the northwest of the city.

A single house with a basement apartment and a duplex was engulfed in flames, with the roof of the first building already destroyed by the time firefighters arrived.

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In a statement, the fire department said the blaze was caused by the “improper disposal of smoking materials.”

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The statement also said the fire was accidental and that it began between the two structures and quickly spread.

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The cost of the damages has been revised to more than $1.3 million.

The statement concluded with the fire department advising Saskatoon residents to properly dispose of smoking materials in metal, ceramic or glass containers with sand or water at the bottom and tight-fitting lids.

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