On Tuesday, July 12 at approximately 2:20 a.m., the Public Safety Communications Centre received several 911 calls regarding a vehicle and garage on fire in the 600 block of 7 Street South. Twelve firefighters from three stations responded and had the fire under control within 20 minutes.
Upon arrival, fire crews found a passenger van fully engulfed in fire and flames spreading to two adjacent detached garages. Crews were able to save both garages and limit the damage to the exteriors only. No injuries were reported. Damage to the structures and vehicle is estimated at $50,000.
The cause of the fire is considered suspicious. Fire investigators along with members of the Lethbridge Police Service are continuing the investigation to determine the origin, cause and circumstances.
Adam Saturley, Fire Investigator