Fire department labels Friday morning blaze as suspicious

Firefighters battle a blaze in the 400 block of Avenue R South on Friday. (Saskatoon Fire Department)

The Saskatoon Fire Department is labelling a Friday morning fire that caused more than $100,000 in damage as suspicious.

Firefighters were called at 5:44 a.m. to a building in the 400 block of Avenue R South. Thee engines, a ladder truck, a rescue unit and the battalion chief were sent to the blaze, according to a fire department news release.

Upon arrival, crews noticed heavy smoke coming out of the building. Crews were able to bring the fire under control by 7:15 a.m.

The scene was handed over to a fire investigator roughly 15 minutes later. The investigator determined the fire was suspicious and caused roughly $120,000 in damage.