Reported structure fire - 1037 Mahoney Avenue
At approximately 1:10 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible house on fire at 1037 Mahoney Avenue. Fire dispatchers worked with the caller to obtain more information for responding fire crews, identifying that flame could be seen coming from the deck of the house.
Three fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were immediately dispatched for response.
Fire crews arrived on scene in less than four minutes to find a residential bi-level with visible smoke and flames coming from an attached deck. The fire was quickly extinguished using the on-board water supply from the fire engine.
As a precaution, fire crews searched all levels of the house and confirmed there to be no remaining occupants, pets, or further extension of the fire. Ventilation was conducted to clear the house and surrounding area of remaining smoke.
A fire investigator has found the cause of the fire to be accidental in nature as a result of the improper disposal of smoking materials. Damage has been estimated at $10,000.
Smoking material fires are preventable fires; be sure to properly put it out.