1 useless, 1 injured in early morning Saskatoon home hearth – Saskatoon

A Saskatoon man is dead after a house fire early Wednesday morning.

At around 1:40 am, the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire in the 1700 block of Avenue G North, sending three fire engines, one ladder truck and one rescue unit.

Upon arrival, fire crews found two residents at the home, one of which was found unresponsive in a basement bedroom.

The 64-year-old man was removed from the basement and fire crews started CPR until an ambulance arrived.

He was taken to St. Paul’s hospital but died from his injuries.

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The other resident sustained minor injury and remained at the scene.

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The fire was contained to the bedroom and was quickly extinguished.

A fire investigator and arson investigator were called to the scene and determined the fire to be accidental.

The investigation has since concluded, and fire damage is estimated at $25,000.


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