Saskatoon firefighters extinguish suspicious backyard blaze

Saskatoon firefighters extinguished a fire in the backyard of a house on Avenue I South on Sunday afternoon. Nathaniel Dove / Global News

Saskatoon firefighters extinguished a backyard blaze that burned a fence, some old couches and a shed.

Members of the Saskatoon Fire Department were called to the 400 block of Avenue I South shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Five fire trucks responded and arrived in less than three minutes, according to a statement.

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Using the alley between houses, firefighters and police officers quickly responded and extinguished the flames, which left only charred and singed remnants in the backyard.

A fire department investigator was at the scene but wouldn’t comment about the cause or cost of the fire.

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No one was hurt during the incident.

A fire investigator is working to identify the cause of the fire, which is believed to be suspicious.

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