Multiple residential garages deliberately set on fire in Saskatoon: fire department

Three fires, all within a block of each other, were deliberately set early Saturday morning, according to the Saskatoon Fire Department.

Fire crews responded to the 300 block of 10th Street East at around 1:43 a.m. after receiving calls regarding multiple blazes.

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When the crew arrived, two residential detached garages and a garbage bin were on fire.

“Live, arching power lines had fallen as a result of the fire,” Saskatoon Fire Department said in a press release. Utility technicians were called to the scene.

The fires were put out within 10 minutes of the first 911 call coming in, say officials.

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The garbage bin that was set on fire was “down the alley” from the garages that had been set on fire. A large tree also had to be extinguished after a fire from a garage spread to it.

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There were no injuries reported.

A fire investigator says the fires were incendiary. Damages are estimated at $30,000.

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