Deliberate fire causes $150K in damages to Saskatoon house: fire department

The Saskatoon Fire Department said an incendiary fire caused about $150K worth of damage on Saturday morning. Nathaniel Dove / Global News

The Saskatoon Fire Department estimates an incendiary fire caused $150,000 worth of damage to a boarded-up house in the Riversdale neighbourhood.

Firefighters received several calls reporting smoke emanating from a house on Avenue G S shortly before 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to a press release.

Fire crews responded in about two minutes and quickly entered the boarded-up home where they discovered a fire on the main floor.

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The release says it took them less than 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Firefighters only found a cat inside, which they left with a neighbour until the Saskatoon Animal Control Agency could pick it up.

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An investigator determined the fire was incendiary, or deliberately started.

The fire caused extensive heat, water and smoke damage, which the investigator estimates to be around $150,000.

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