Shomporko Online News Desk: Saskatoon fire department responded to multiple homes on fire on Sunday morning on 33rd Street West.
A one-story structure on fire in the 3400 blocks of 33rd Street West was reported to the fire department at 8:13 a.m.
At 8:18 a.m., first responders arrived on the site and discovered one home completely engulfed in flames, with the fire spreading to residences on both sides.
All of the occupants of the homes had made it out safely, according to fire crews. The Salvation Army provided quick assistance to the residents.
Three engines, one ladder truck, a heavy rescue unit, and the battalion chief were dispatched.
More firefighters were called in to help out with extinguishment.
Utilities were shut down and SaskEnergy and electrical crews were called in for additional scene safety and support.
The fire was brought under control at 9:38 a.m.
Two fire investigators and the police investigator were called in to begin a cause and origin scene examination.
There was no damage estimate available at the time this article was published.
During the incident, the fire department claimed a battalion chief and a crew of four extra firemen were dispatched, bringing a reserve apparatus into operation at a fire station.
“During this incident, on-duty firemen and fire engines were strategically transferred to give appropriate resources to the remainder of our community,” according to a news release.
There were no civilians or firemen hurt. As of Sunday morning, a firefighter told a Global News photographer that they were still looking for a cat.