House fire claims life of 50 year old Lethbridge man
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A house fire in south Lethbridge has claimed the life of one person.
Lethbridge Police say early Saturday morning, at about 1:30am, fire fighters from all four stations were called to a home along the 600 block of 5 Street South.
When they arrived, firefighters found no visible fire with limited smoke coming from the door to the basement.
Crews entered and found heavy smoke with a small amount of flames, which were quickly extinguished.
A 50 year old man, who was found inside, was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital in life threatening condition and later died from his injuries.
A dog was also found dead inside the home.
The fire remains under investigation.
Damage is estimated at approximately $200,000.