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3 Lethbridge homes damaged in Boxing Day fire

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Boxing Day fire damages Lethbridge homes
Scene video from Dec. 26 fire in the neighborhood of Indian Battle Heights – Dec 26, 2023

Three homes in the Lethbridge neighbourhood of Indian Battle Heights were damaged by a Tuesday afternoon fire but no injuries were reported.

Lethbridge Police Service officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services crews were battling a blaze that had spread across multiple properties in the 100 block of Iroquois Crescent West.

As of 3:45 p.m., police asked the public to avoid the area while efforts were underway to extinguish the fire and mitigate the damage.

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Dave Heatherington, a platoon chief with Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services, said investigators believe the fire started in one home before spreading to the homes to the left and right of it.

“All three of these houses are completely damaged from the fire,” he said. “We’ll require complete rebuilds at some point in time.

“The wind contributed significantly to this fire and it compounded our problems trying to put the fire out.”

Heatherington said the cause of the fire was not immediately clear and that investigators would be working at the scene on Wednesday.

The fire saw 30 crews from five different stations be deployed to battle the blaze.

— with files from Phil Heidenreich, Global News

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