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Early-morning fire at multi-unit residence under construction in Stonebridge

An engine with the Saskatoon Fire Department can be seen in this Saskatoon StarPhoenix file photo.
Gord Waldner / The Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Investigators are trying to determine how a multi-unit residence under construction in Saskatoon’s Stonebridge neighbourhood caught fire early Friday morning.

Saskatoon fire received multiple 911 calls Friday around 3:40 a.m. about a blaze in the 300 block of Veltkamp Crescent. Four engine companies, one ladder truck and a rescue truck were dispatched, finding the multi-unit residence in the framing stage of construction fully engulfed, Saskatoon fire said in a news release.

Crews laid several large-volume hose streams, including a ground monitor and an engine deck gun, to douse the flames in an exterior defensive attack. The fire was brought under control in approximately 45 minutes. A single engine company stayed on scene to control any remaining hot spots.

Residents in an adjacent home to the west were evacuated for a short time, Saskatoon fire said. Structures on both the east and west sides of the building, as well as a parked car on the west side, sustained damage.

No one was injured in the fire.

 

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