Person injured in fire in Saskatoon’s north end

One person was taken to hospital after a residential fire on Primrose Drive in Saskatoon on Friday, March 22.

At approximately 9:26  a.m. on March 22,, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls alerting to a possible structure fire in the area of the Lawson Heights Mall. The callers reported observing black smoke in the area, with Fire Dispatchers working to determine the origin of the smoke as coming from 131 Primrose Drive.

Three Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched for response.

Upon arrival of the first responding fire crew, it was confirmed that heavy black smoke was exiting the structure and that all occupants had self-evacuated. An immediate attack through a main floor window was initiated to soften the fire, allowing crews to make entry through the back door and transition towards an interior attack. Fire crews shut down the gas line to the house, while utility technicians were requested to disconnect remaining utilities. The fire was quickly brought under control and ventilation was conducted to clear the house of remaining smoke and carbon monoxide. 

One occupant was in need of immediate medical attention as a result of the fire, and was treated and observed by Firefighter Paramedics until transported to hospital with undetermined injuries.

A Fire Investigator remains on scene and has not yet identified a cause or provided a damage estimate.