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Multiple fire departments control west Lethbridge fire

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Four local fire departments have contained a fire near Cottonwood Park in west Lethbridge that was sparked early Sunday morning (July 4).

The fire started at 1:15 a.m. along the 2500 block of 60 Ave W.

Three Lethbridge Fire stations were first on scene around 2:00 a.m. with eight units. Coaldale, Coalhurst and Picture Butte fire departments were also called in for mutual aid.

Multiple buildings and hay bales were involved which sparked a larger grass fire. The blaze was contained just after 5:30 a.m.

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One fire fighter was transported to hospital and later released, but no other injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.

EDIT (July 4 @ 6:45 p.m.): A previous version of the story stated that the fire was near Popson Park. The story has been edited to reflect that it was actually near Cottonwood Park.

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Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

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