Firefighters discover body in Saskatoon house fire


Police are investigating after a body was found inside a burning home.

In a news release, police said the victim was a 40-year-old man. No foul play is suspected.

Just after seven Wednesday morning, Saskatoon firefighters were called to a home in the 400 block of Avenue T South.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the building, Saskatoon Fire Department said in a news release.

After sweeping the main floor and the basement, a person was removed from the home, the department said. The individual showed no vital signs.

Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and secured the property for police, the department said.

It appears the fire began inside the home, which was equipped with a working smoke alarm.

The cause of the fire is undetermined. Damage is estimated to be $100,000.