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Martensville Home Destroyed in Monday Morning Blaze

by Shanine Sealey

The Martensville Fire Department received a call regarding a vehicle on fire inside of a garage on Charity Cove at approximately 9am Monday, July 6th. Upon arrival, they saw three vehicles on fire outside of the garage and the home was fully engulfed in fire.

According to Ryan Cross, a Captain with the Martensville Fire Department, a witness reported seeing someone attempting to pull out a car on fire from the garage. The fire extended into the garage and from there, moved into the roof and into the home.

The fire spread quickly, and Cross noted that they called in Warman Fire Department to assist them. “When we got here, it was full engulfed, after we confirmed there was no one inside, we decided to do an exterior attack and protect the surrounding homes because this one was too far gone.” Both the north and south surrounding homes did not receive any damage from the blaze.

Cross said that there were ten firefighters from Martensville on scene and approximately five or six from Warman. A mixture of foam and water was used to extinguish the fire.

In addition, Cross stated that two retired MFD members and an off-duty firefighter from Saskatoon arrived to help in any way they could, as well as help from Martensville Bylaw.

RCMP confirmed that all occupants had self-evacuated from the home, with one female occupant being assessed by Medavie Ambulance. No injuries were reported.

The fire was under control in approximately 45 minutes; however the firefighters remained on scene to ensure all hot spots were out.

Currently, the cause of the fire is undetermined, and an investigation will follow.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by the sister of one of the occupants of the home, there was no insurance in place. For those wanting to contribute to helping out you can find the funding page here.  A post shared on the Facebook page ‘Martensville Buy & Sell‘ noted that the occupant has a five year old daughter, and another baby on the way.

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