At approximately 7:20 p.m. on July 26, 2021, members of the Saskatoon Police Service and Saskatoon Fire Department responded to several fires along the lower path of the riverbank, in the 700 block of 25th St. E. Security staff from Royal University Hospital were the initial responders to that scene and extinguished the fire. The Saskatoon Police Service and Saskatoon Fire Department ensured the area was safe and that any further hot spots had been extinguished.
The fires were small but numerous and investigation shows that the first one was started closer to the Broadway Bridge on the east side of the river. Small spots of fire sprung up, moving north along the riverbank until the final scene near the top of the University Bridge.
The fires are suspicious in nature. It is believed that they started anywhere from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the evening of July 26, 2021.
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.