Truck on fire in downtown Saskatoon results in $15K in damages

The Saskatoon Fire Department put out an early morning fire in downtown on Saturday after receiving numerous calls about a truck on fire.

The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. on the 500 block of Fifth Avenue North.

The fire department says one fire engine, an investigation unit and one battalion chief responded to the call.

“Firefighters immediately deployed a hose line and used the fire engine’s on-board water supply to extinguish a fully involved GMC truck,” said the Saskatoon Fire Department in a press release.

Following a search of the truck firefighters confirmed there were no occupants inside.

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Minor heat damage occurred to a nearby building as a result of the fire say officials. The truck is a total loss.

The fire investigator says the fire originated in the engine compartment. Damages is estimated to be $15,000.

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