UPDATE: Building Fire/Arson Investigation - 1200 Block Alberta Ave.

A suspicious fire investigation has evolved into an arson investigation.

Saskatoon Police have been investigating a suspicious building fire that occurred in the 1200 block of Alberta Avenue on December 12, 2017. Analysis of evidence at the scene has led investigators to believe the fire was intentionally set. The case is now being investigated as an arson.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Saskatoon Police Service would like to make a correction to a previous release sent out earlier today.

Investigators are not investigating this incident as an arson at this time; the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Investigations into how the fire started are ongoing. Further information will be released when an update is available. We would ask the public to continue avoiding the location until the scene has been cleared.

(Occurrence Number: 17-128842)