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Chemical plant fire extinguished, investigation underway

Preliminary damages resulting from the fire on Wanuskewin Road are estimated to be $20,000.  Saskatoon Fire Department fire investigators will be working with Akzo Nobel staff to determine what caused the surfactant to ignite.

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded at 4:10 a.m. to a fire at the Akzo Nobel Chemical facility on Wanuskewin Road. 

Fire crews were presented with a 2500 gallon tank containing a combustible liquid equipped with venting through a roof of the building and burning at the termination of the vent at atmosphere.  The tank was approximately 40% full at the time of the fire.

The heat radiating from the vent ignited adjacent combustible roofing materials which was quickly brought under control. 

The fire is now extinguished.   All roads have been opened.

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High winds fuel rural grass fire in Corman Park

Saskatoon firefighters battled high winds as they worked to control a grassfire south of Saskatoon on Tuesday evening, October 17.
Saskatoon Fire Department Acting Battalion Chief Steve Brissaw said fire crews received several 911 calls just before 9:00 p.m. reporting a grass fire located south of Saskatoon by Melness Road. Continue reading “High winds fuel rural grass fire in Corman Park”

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College Drive in Saskatoon still closed due to rollover

An incident Thursday morning resulted in the closure of College Drive between Circle Drive and Central Avenue. The roadway will remain closed on Friday, October 13, 2017 while safety personal work to remove a truck from the eastbound lanes.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible. Motorists travelling west on College Drive into the city centre will need to exit onto Central Avenue. Motorists travelling east on College Drive will be able to access Circle Drive and travel north or south.  Continue reading “College Drive in Saskatoon still closed due to rollover”

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