At approximately 2:45 a.m., the Lethbridge Fire Department received several 911 calls from citizens reporting a house fire in the 1200 block of 5 Ave N. Twenty-one firefighters from four stations responded and arrived shortly after to find the house engulfed in flames and smoke.
Fire investigators were on scene today and determined that the fire appeared to have been caused by individuals using the abandoned residence as a place to keep warm. There was no indication that this fire was intentionally set and was determined to be accidental.
There were no injuries reported and the damage is estimated at approximately $200,000.
Adam Saturley, Fire Prevention Officer
Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services