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A GMC truck caught on fire Saturday morning in downtown Saskatoon, according to officials.

A GMC truck caught on fire Saturday morning in downtown Saskatoon, according to officials.

Photo courtesy of the Saskatoon Fire Department

The Saskatoon Fire Department put out an early morning fire in downtown on Saturday after receiving numerous calls about a truck on fire.

The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. on the 500 block of Fifth Avenue North.

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The fire department says one fire engine, an investigation unit and one battalion chief responded to the call.

“Firefighters immediately deployed a hose line and used the fire engine’s on-board water supply to extinguish a fully involved GMC truck,” said the Saskatoon Fire Department in a press release.

Following a search of the truck firefighters confirmed there were no occupants inside.

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Minor heat damage occurred to a nearby building as a result of the fire say officials. The truck is a total loss.

The fire investigator says the fire originated in the engine compartment. Damages is estimated to be $15,000.

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