Tags : Fire

Lethbridge fire caused by unattended space heater

Following an investigation, a fire in the 2400 block of 20 Street North on December 19 was deemed to be accidental. One person was rescued from the house and taken to the Chinook Regional Hospital in critical condition. Heath Wright, the chief fire marshal for Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services, says the cause of the […]Read More

One person critically injured during Monday house fire

One person is in hospital following a house fire on 20th Street North in Lethbridge on Monday. Lethbridge Fire say it happened in the 2400 block at around 6:40 p.m. Shawn Folk, Platoon Chief with Lethbridge Fire, says the victim was transported to hospital in critical condition.  “We tagged a hydrant and crews went in […]Read More

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services welcomes 10 new graduates

The Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services welcomed 10 new graduates. A graduation ceremony was held earlier today for the new recruits after completing a 12 week training program. Zakary Jantz says it’s taken a long time to get to this point but graduating and becoming a part of the department feels pretty amazing. “Super excited with […]Read More

Kindergarten student named Fire Chief for the Day in city

This is Fire Prevention Week. Students across the city had the opportunity to enter a contest where they came up with a fire escape plan. The winner would become Fire Chief for the Day. The lucky recipient was kindergarten student Sofia Woons from Ecole Agnes Davidson School. Her dad, Marc Woons, says Sofia was really […]Read More

Emergency simulation to take place in downtown Lethbridge Wednesday

The City of Lethbridge along with many of our first responders will be holding an emergency training scenario on Wednesday. This full-scale exercise will imitate an actual emergency and how police, fire and EMS would respond accordingly. Emergency Preparedness Manager for the city, Luke Palmer, explains what Wednesday’s scenario will look like and where it […]Read More

Westside fire causes $275,000 of damage

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services were called to a residential fire on the westside Wednesday evening. Crews from three of the Lethbridge stations arrived and were able to put out the blaze that engulfed the lower basement suite of a house in the 100 Block of Laval Blvd. Fortunately, no one was hurt and the […]Read More

Lethbridge Fire stressing the importance of fire prevention

The Lethbridge Fire Department is stressing the importance of properly disposing of smoking materials and fire prevention. There have been many structural fires in our city recently that was caused by smoking materials not being disposed of properly. Troy Hicks with Lethbridge Fire says the best way to put out any smoking material is to […]Read More

Lethbridge EMS introduce new life saving cardiac arrest machine

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services have implemented new technology to increase the chance of survival for someone if they happen to go into cardiac arrest. The technology is called Zoll Autopulse, and emergency officials began using the technology for the last four months. Mike Humphrey with emergency services explains how it works. “The Autopulse is […]Read More

Lethbridge Fire describe cause of recent house fire in Riverstone

Lethbridge fire crews responded to a house fire in the west Lethbridge neighborhood of Riverstone. Crews from three fire stations arrived to find a home with flames shooting out of the first, second floors along with the attic. Fortunately crews were able to quickly extinguish the blazes. Lead fire investigator Adam Saturley says the cause […]Read More

River Valley fire ban in effect

Lethbridge Fire has placed a fire ban on all open fires in the city’s River Valley. Chief Fire Marshal Heath Wright says when it comes to placing a ban, they look to see how much moisture is down at the river bottom before deciding to input a ban in place. Right now they have no […]Read More

Lithium battery tips to keep from catching fire

Chances are most people wouldn’t think twice about lithium batteries being a danger when charging them. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services is warning about two fires connected with lithium batteries that were being charged and caught fire. Adam Saturley, a Fire Prevention Officer with the city has some tips on how to best protect yourself […]Read More

Protecting yourself from fire

There appears to have been an increased number of house fires in Lethbridge over the past year. Troy Hicks Fire Prevention Officer with the Lethbridge Fire Department says a number of the fires are attributed to people not properly disposing of their cigarettes. He says some fires have been caused from people butting out their […]Read More

West Lethbridge garage fire causes significant damage

A house fire wreaked havoc on a westside Lethbridge home on Sunday morning. Fire crews from four stations arrived at the scene only to find the garage full of flames. The residents and pets were displaced, but there were no injuries. The first responders were able to keep the damage from spreading to the other […]Read More

South Lethbridge fire destroys garage and vehicle on Monday

The Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services were on scene this afternoon attending to a garage fire along 10th Avenue South. Crews responded from three stations just before 2 p.m. to the rear detached garage, where the garage and car inside were fully engulfed. Captain Neil Green with the fire department, says the homeowner was working […]Read More