The fire investigation at the Bow on Tong building will continue today with a delicate process due to the structural instability of building as well as its status with Provincial and Municipal designation with the Alberta Register of Historic Places.
The portion of 2 Avenue South between 3 Street and 4 Street remains closed, due to heavy equipment being used. Residents are asked to please avoid the area at this time.
In addition to the fire investigation, the City of Lethbridge has been working with the Province, representatives from Alberta Culture – Historic Resources and members of the Lethbridge Historical Society, on next steps to preserve any remaining historical elements.
Further updates will not be available until LFES Fire Investigators have completed the investigation.
At approximately 5:02 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a structure fire at 316 2 Avenue South.
Crews from four stations, as well as mutual aid from Coaldale Fire Rescue, responded to the building.
No injuries were reported and a damage estimate is not available at this time.