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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Candle said to be the cause of early morning fire in west Lethbridge

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A candle is said to be the cause of an early morning fire on the west side.

Firefighters from two stations were called to a home on Oxford Road West just before 1am Friday.

When they arrived there was light smoke coming out of the front door and flames were visible out the back kitchen window.

An occupant of the home reported a candle had tipped over in the kitchen.

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There were no injuries and damage is estimated to be $80,000.

Residents are being reminded to never leave candles or open flame devices unattended.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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