Early morning Lethbridge fire takes life of 50-year-old man
Crews responded to 600 block of 5th Street South at 1:30 a.m. Saturday
A man is dead following a fire at a Lethbridge, Alta., residence early Saturday morning.
Fire crews from all four stations responded to the 600 block of Fifth Street South at 1:30 a.m. to find limited smoke coming from the basement door, Lethbridge Police Service said in a release.
Firefighters encountered flames and heavy smoke inside the residence, but were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.
The 50-year-old man found inside was transported to Chinook Regional Hospital in life-threatening condition and later died of his injuries.
A dog was also found deceased inside the home.
Damage is estimated at $200,000 and the investigation continues, police said.