Saskatoon firefighters had to work through the night to put out a fire at a well-known restaurant.
Crews were called to the Bonanza Steakhouse on 8th Street East at about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Four engines got to the scene within two minutes of the call coming in. Firefighters first tried to enter the restaurant to attack the blaze. However, they had to back out after about 10 minutes. At that point, the commander at the scene called for a second alarm to bring in extra resources from another station.
Crews tried to get into the building one more time, but again, they had to pull out. Firefighters set up outside the building were eventually able to get the situation under control.
The blaze was put out sometime after 1 a.m. Wednesday
By about 5 a.m. Wednesday, crews at the scene were rolling up their hoses, but traffic remained restricted to one lane on the stretch of 8th Street East just in front of the restaurant.
Talked to man who saw smoke pouring out of Bonanza 11pm Tues. on way to work. He was shocked crews still here as he finished his shift. pic.twitter.com/NcGiY1QI0B
— Bryn Levy (@BrynLevy) February 22, 2017