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Issue with charging battery cause of south Lethbridge house fire

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Around $15,000 in damage following a house fire Tuesday night (Apr. 7) on the city’s south side.

Lethbridge firefighters were called out around 6:35 pm after a homeowner on 23rd Street South discovered a fire and called 911.

Crews from two stations responded and found some light smoke coming from the house.

There were no injuries.

The fire has been determined to be accidental with the cause the result of an issue with a battery while charging.

Residents are reminded there is always a potential for fire when any portable electronic device is left plugged in.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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