UPDATED - May 4
Fire investigators have concluded their investigation of the residential structure fire which occurred early Sunday morning in the 200 block of Blackfoot Rd West. The fire, which started on the rear balcony of the unit was determined to be accidental. There were no injuries reported and the damage is estimated to be $350,000.00.
The Fire Prevention Bureau is reminding people that extra care and diligence should be taken when outside of your home and enjoying the warm weather. Smoking materials need to be extinguished properly by placing the remnants in a container that does not burn or melt which contains either water or sand. When in use, barbecues should be a safe distance away from walls and fences, and materials such as cloth rags that have been used with organic stains need to be disposed of in a sealable metal container containing water.
Lethbridge Fire & EMS crews responded to a fire to a fourplex condominium unit on the west side of the city at approximately 2 a.m. this morning.
Crews from all five stations responded to the call at the 200 block of Blackfoot Road West and arrived to fire extending out of the fourplex's roof. Crews were able to contain the fire and prevented it from spreading to adjacent units.
The occupants and their pets safely escaped the fire without injury.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation with no damage estimate at this time.
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