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 areas of the house. Troy Hicks, the Fire Prevention Officer for the Lethbridge Fire Department, says damages are estimated to be over $250,000.
“What we think it would cost of the amount of damage, we are then told to double it. We have to add work to get this done. Inside the home has minor smoke damage. That’s just what we can see with the naked eye. Once the company comes in and starts taking some drywall off, they’ll do readings behind the drywall. There is always the opportunity that smoke may be left behind in some of the electrical outlets. Which could lead to the possibility of that number going up.”
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.