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Central Saskatoon parking garage floods after water main break

The Saskatoon Fire Department was called to a flooding parking garage on Wednesday night.
The Saskatoon Fire Department was called to a flooding parking garage on Wednesday night. File / Global News

A central Saskatoon parking garage flooded Wednesday night after a water main broke, the fire department said.

One fire engine was dispatched at about 9:50 p.m. to an apartment complex in the 400 block of Avenue C South following reports that water was flowing into the garage.

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When the crew arrived, an evacuation was in progress, as “a significant amount of water” came into the parking garage, the Saskatoon Fire Department said in a news release.

Firefighters determined the water was coming from a broken water main. Utility technicians were called to the building to turn off the water.

Most residents removed their vehicles from the garage without issue, the fire department said.

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A damage estimate is not yet available.

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