Saskatoon police investigating suspicious townhouse hearth

At 9:55 pm on Saturday, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple calls of a structure fire on the 10 Block of Westview Place, according to a news release.

The first fire crew on the scene reported heavy flames coming from the second floor of a three-storey unit in a townhouse complex.

At 10:03 pm, crews began working to extinguish the fire. Once inside the structure, firefighters saw many used needles, the release said. The fire was brought under control at 10:25 pm and fully extinguished at 11:07 pm

It was reported that the unit was vacant but not secured and someone was seen in the unit around 6:30 pm, the release said.

The fire started in a bedroom and damage is estimated at $75,000.

Anyone with information related to the fire is asked to contact police.

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