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Saskatoon Fire Department fights 2 fires across the street from each other

The Saskatoon Fire Department fought fires at two houses in the  300 block of Avenue R South on Sunday evening.
The Saskatoon Fire Department fought fires at two houses in the 300 block of Avenue R South on Sunday evening. Nathaniel Dove / Global News

This story has been updated with new information. It originally reported the fire spread to a house next door when it was the house across the street that also was on fire.

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to two fires across the street from each other in the 300 block of Avenue R South on Sunday evening.

Several fire crews were called to the first house fire at approximately 4:45 p.m.

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They needed to call in reinforcements when they realized the house across the street was also burning.

The flames in both structures were eventually extinguished after several hours of effort.

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The fire department has not said what caused the fires or provided a damage estimate.

 

This story is developing and will be updated when possible