Fire place damper causes house fire in Saskatoon

Saskatoon fire crews responded to a house fire in 3600 block of Taylor Street on Nov. 24, 2018. (Saskatoon Fire Department)

Fire investigators say a malfunctioning fire place damper caused a house fire on Taylor Street Saturday evening.

Saskatoon fire crews called just after 8 p.m. to 3615 Taylor Street where they arrived to find flames coming from the front basement window.

The fire was brought under control within a minute of being on scene, however damage is extensive — estimated at $100,000 — according to a media release.

Firefighters responded to a fire at 339 Avenue I North in Saskatoon on Nov. 25, 2018, where a woman with mobility challenges was rescued.

Fire crews conducted a shelter in place to protect a woman with mobility challenges during a building fire on Sunday morning.

Around 8 a.m., the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call reporting a fire at 339 Avenue I North, according to a news release.

The commanding officer reported seeing heavy smoke and flames at the back of the building extending through the roof. Crews were able to put out the main part of the fire within a few minutes.

Firefighters went in to each of the four suites to make sure everyone was out of the building. Three of the suites had been vacated, but a woman with mobility challenges was found in the fourth suite. Crews conducted a shelter in place for her.

Fire crews conducted a shelter in place to protect a woman with mobility challenges during a building fire on Sunday morning.