No one was hurt in a house fire that caused $450,000 worth of damage in Saskatoon Monday evening.
The Saskatoon Fire Department was on the scene within three minutes of being called to house fire at 6:30 p.m. When they arrived at 1427 Avenue C North, they found a three-story house fully engulfed with flames coming from the back of the house and the dormers on the roof.
After initially fighting the blaze from the outside, firefighters entered the house to finish putting out the flames and to search for anyone who might have been inside. Fortunately, no one was inside the house at the time.
It took just over an hour for firefighters to control the blaze which caused extensive damage to the house and minor damage to two neighbouring houses and the garage.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The fire was ruled accidental and was caused by improper disposal of smoking material.