SASKATOON - One woman is deceased following a house fire early Monday morning but foul play isn't believed to be involved say Saskatoon Police Service.
At approximately 1:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to reports of a house fire in the 2000 block of 37th Street West. Upon arrival, SPS members attempted to locate any residents but the home was engulfed in flames.
Saskatoon Fire Department dispatch received the call at 1:27 a.m. and sent three fire engines, one ladder truck, a rescue unit and the Battalion Chief. Fire crews saw heavy smoke in the sky while they were on their way to the scene.
Firefighters saw the house was fully involved in the fire as smoke and flames breached the front window. Utilities were shut down for safety precautions at the fire scene and crews began an offensive attack on the fire.
Fire crews continued to battle the flames and extinguish the remaining visible fire, which was brought under control at 2:51 a.m. Members of the Saskatoon Fire Department extinguished the fire and found a deceased 79-year-old woman inside. She is believed to be the only occupant of the home.
A fire investigator arrived at 2:20 a.m. and took over the scene at 4:12 a.m. The fire investigator is working with SPS officers and will provide an update on the cause and origin of the fire once available.
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