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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.

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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.

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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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