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Pleasant Hill house fire leaves one person dead

Flames and smoke could be seen coming out of a Saskatoon home Tuesday evening. Mandy Vocke / Global News

A house fire left one person dead Tuesday evening in Saskatoon.

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The Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received reports shortly after 8 p.m. of flames coming out of a house in the 200 block of Avenue N South in Pleasant Hill.

Three engines, one rescue, one ladder, a battalion chief and a fire investigator were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, flames could be seen on the main floor and smoke was pouring out from the second.

Crews entered and searched for occupants and immediately discovered someone unconscious. They were removed from the home but were determined to be deceased at the scene.

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Fire crews remained on the scene to extinguish hot spots into the evening.

Arson and fire investigators are being assisted in their investigation by major crime and forensic identification officers.

Saskatoon police said there is no confirmation at this time as to the identity, age or gender of the victim.

Investigators said they are still trying to determine the cause of the fire which caused an estimated $120,000 in damage.

In a press release, SFD said more details will be released as it becomes available.

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