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Fire causes $50K of damage to Saskatoon home

Saskatoon firefighters extinguished a garage fire in the 300 block of Bowman Crescent on Saturday afternoon.
Saskatoon firefighters extinguished a garage fire in the 300 block of Bowman Crescent on Saturday afternoon. Nathaniel Dove / Global News

Members of the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a burning garage  and shed in the northwest of the city on Saturday afternoon.

Around 4:30 p.m., firefighters, the Saskatoon Police Service and Medavie Health Service West paramedics rushed to a fire in the 300 block of Bowman Crescent.

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Firefighters arrived in less than four minutes, with six trucks, to find a garage fully engulfed and a shed, fence and tree also on fire, according to a statement released on Sunday.

Firefighters had the fire under control in about 15 minutes, though the garage was largely destroyed.

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No one was injured.

An investigator determined improper disposal of ashes from an outdoor fire pit caused the fire and estimated the damage at $50,000.

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