Sign In

News Centre

Category Image

Investigation complete on Cavendish Farms fire

​Lethbridge fire investigators have determined the cause of a fire at Cavendish Farms Friday night was accidental.

On October 12, 2018 at approximately 6:15 p.m. fire crews were dispatched to a fire alarm at Cavendish Farms Potato Processing in the 2700 block of 2A Ave. N. Fire crews arrived shortly after and were met by staff who had safely exited the building. The fire was extinguished approximately three hours later.

Fire investigators attended the scene this morning and determined that the fire started in one of the french fry coating ovens. No injuries were reported.

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services would like to thank Cavendish Farms for their assistance and cooperation during the fire and subsequent investigation. The safety training provided to employees and the swift evacuation of the facility contributed significantly to ensuring no one was injured.

Media Contact: 
Any further questions can be directed to Cavendish Farms: 
Mary Keith, V.P. Communications
J.D. Irving, Limited