1980 Saskatoon Queen's Hotel fire

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1980 Saskatoon Queen's Hotel fire
Date May 31, 1980 (1980-05-31)
Venue Queen's Hotel
Location Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Coordinates 52°7′32.39″N 106°40′0.43″W / 52.1256639°N 106.6667861°W / 52.1256639; -106.6667861Coordinates: 52°7′32.39″N 106°40′0.43″W / 52.1256639°N 106.6667861°W / 52.1256639; -106.6667861
Type Fire
Deaths 2 firefighters

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[1] and Dennis Aron Guenter.[2] In 2016, A memorial plaque was unveiled at the site of the fire, now the Scotiabank Theatre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victor James Budz". Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Dennis Aron Guenter". Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  3. ^ Shield, David (2016-06-01). "Saskatoon firefighters march to commemorate fatal Queen's Hotel blaze". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 

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