2:30 p.m. update: Investigators have determined the fire to be accidental. A regulator from a propane heater malfunctioned causing construction material to ignite.
Further evaluation of damages has increased the estimated cost to $100,000 due to the warping of two steel beams.
City of Lethbridge, Fire & Emergency Services responded to a fire on the second floor of the construction site of Phase 2 of ATB Centre on Sunday Jan 29 at 6:10 p.m.
Three stations responded and crews quickly extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported.
Phase 1 of ATB Centre which houses two ice rinks and a curling rink was not impacted by the fire and no evacuation was required.
Initial estimated damage is $15 000 but further examination of the structure is still required.
An investigation into the fire is ongoing and a cause has not yet been determined.
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