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Saskatoon firefighters remove body from Pleasant Hill home, investigation underway

A body was removed from a Pleasant Hill home following a sweep of the main floor and basement, the Saskatoon Fire Department said in a release. Phillip Bollman / Global News

The body of a 40-year-old man was removed from a Pleasant Hill home after a fire Wednesday morning in Saskatoon.

The Saskatoon Fire Department said it was alerted to the fire at 428 Ave. T S just after 7 a.m.

Firefighters said they arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the home.

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The man’s body was removed following a sweep of the main floor and basement of the home, the fire department said in a release.

The identity of the person has not been released, but an autopsy has been ordered and his family and friends have been notified.

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The fire was quickly brought under control, the fire department said in a release.

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The fire department concluded its investigation Wednesday afternoon and estimated the damage to be around $100,000.

Fire officials said they have not yet determined the cause of the fire, but said a smoke alarm in the home was working.

The Saskatoon police continue to investigate, along with the coroner’s office.

No foul play is suspected at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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