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1980 Saskatoon Queen's Hotel fire

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Venue  Queen's Hotel
Date  31 May 1980
Total number of deaths  2
Type  Fire
Location  Saskatoon, Canada
Location  Saskatoon
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The Saskatoon Queen's Hotel fire was a structure fire that occurred on May 31, 1980, in the basement of the Queen's Hotel, 1st Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For the first time in Saskatoon's history, two firefighters were killed while attempting to extinguish the flames; Victor James Budz and Dennis Aron Guenter. In 2016, A memorial plaque was unveiled at the site of the fire, now the Scotiabank Theatre.

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1980 Saskatoon Queen's Hotel fire Wikipedia


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