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Update: No hazardous materials found at Saskatoon landfill

Old disintegrated material at the Saskatoon landfill caused some tense moments Tuesday afternoon.

Just after 4 p.m. the fire department's HAZMAT team was called in to investigate some questionable materials at the landfill. Battalion Chief Lorne Bell said they closed the site just to be safe, but after further investigation, they found nothing harmful at the site.

Bones found after house fire near Meadow Lake

Bones found in the burned ruins of a Meadow Lake-area home are being investigated in Saskatoon.

RCMP say they were called along with the Meadow Lake Fire Department to a home in the rural municipality of Meadow Lake last Wednesday around 6:15 a.m. The homeowner couldn't be found at the time.

Later as the investigators tried to find the cause of the fire, they discovered bones among what was left of the house. The major crimes unit in Saskatoon was contacted, along with the Coroner's Office.

The bones have been sent to Saskatoon for analysis.

Warehouse fire continues to smolder in the Sutherland Industrial District

Fire crews worked through the weekend to extinguish an industrial warehouse fire in Sutherland that continues to smolder.

"There are a few hot spots left in that pile of rubble that we can't really get at," said fire battalion chief Marc DeGirolamo.

Vanscoy potash mine fire traps 54 workers overnight

Fifty four workers were trapped underground Friday night when a fire broke out at the Agrium Vanscoy Potash Mine.

The fire began around 9:45 p.m. when a scoop tram caught fire at the mine 40 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon.

"The operator of the equipment hit the fire suppression system. It did activate but it wasn't able to extinguish the fire," site general manager Mike Dirham said.

The 54 workers and contractors below ground rushed to designated safe areas and were stuck there until the fire was put out around 5:20 a.m. Saturday morning.

Warehouse fire burns through the night in Sutherland Industrial District

Fire crews worked through the night to extinguish an industrial warehouse fire in Sutherland that, as of Saturday morning, continues to smolder.

Police said the blaze on 107th Street East broke out around 4 p.m. Friday.

Because of the intensity of the blaze, fire crews weren't able to enter the building when they arrived and set up a defensive attack to defend neighbouring buildings. At given time up to 32 fire fighters and seven apparatus fought the fire through the night and kept it contained to the one building.

Electrical fire causes thousands in damage

An electrical fire early Friday morning in Saskatoon has caused $45,000 in damage.

The fire department was called to a building on 23rd Street East around 2 a.m. by a caretaker who reported smoke in the basement.

The fire was under control after about 10 minutes.

No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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UPDATED: Two dead in house fire in Estevan

Police in Estevan are confirming that two people have died in a early-morning fire.

Emergency crews were called to the home on Hillcrest Drive shortly after 2 a.m. An Estevan Police Service release indicates the house was fully-engulfed in flames when they got there.

Estevan Fire Services managed to put the fire out but not before significant damage was done. After moving into the wreckage for a closer look the bodies of one man and one woman were discovered.

Police are investigating and said more information is expected to be released when it is available.

Saskatoon fire contained to garage in Willowgrove

A fire in Saskatoon's Willowgrove neighbourhood Thursday morning has damaged a garage and the car inside.

Crews arrived on the 200 block of Willowgrove Boulevard around 6:46 a.m. Thursday morning and found the garage completely engulfed in flames.

The Saskatoon Fire Department said they rapidly attacked the fire and managed to contain it to the detached garage and stop it from spreading to any other properties.

The damage to the garage, its contents and a vehicle inside is described as extensive.

Injured workers file lawsuit over 2011 Co-op Refinery explosion

Four workers who were injured in the Co-op Refinery explosion of October 2011 are now suing the company for damages.

Cowessess First Nation steps up for volunteer firefighters

While some people in Saskatchewan are calling for a change when it comes to firefighting resources for First Nation reserves in the province, the Cowessess First Nation is already making sure its members are protected.

"It's more knowing you're helping your community," said Tanya Quinney, speaking about the volunteers who sign up to be part of the First Nation's firefighting service.

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