Lethbridge firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 500 block of 12 Street North at approximately 9:55 p.m. Sunday July 30, 2017.
When firefighters arrived there was heavy smoke and heat conditions on the main floor of the living/dining room. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. A total of 17 firefighters from four stations responded and contained the fire to the living/dining rooms with smoke damage to the rest of the residence. There were no injuries and damage is estimated to be $180,000.
Investigators have determined the fire to be accidental. Residents are reminded to promptly remove oily rags to the outdoors in a non-combustible container.
Fire Prevention Officer